- Associated Press - Monday, December 12, 2016

FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a semi-truck driver from Florida was among three people who died last week in a pileup on snow-slickened Interstate 96 in Michigan.

The Livingston County sheriff’s department says 28-year-old Vitalii Stelmakh of Hollywood, Florida, died following Thursday’s pileup in the Fowlerville area. The department released his name on Monday.

The department earlier said that 69-year-old Homer Leon Tew and his wife 62-year-old Theresa O’Connor Tew of Ann Arbor died after their vehicle was among 53 vehicles involved in the pileup.

Authorities say 11 other people were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. The westbound lanes of the interstate about 55 miles west of Detroit were reopened Thursday night after being shut for about 12 hours.

The pileup is under investigation.


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