Wrong way driver, 74, responsible for accident that killed two in Washtenaw County: police

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Multi-car crash on U.S. 23 kills two people. Photo credit: Frank Boyd

The Michigan State Police has identified the victims involved in a multi-car accident that killed two people after a car was driving the wrong way on US-23 Sunday afternoon.

At least four cars were involved in the violent crash, and two people were killed. Several more were injured and are in the hospital. 

The Michigan State Police has identified the two women killed as Debbie Pinson, 51, and, Cathy Kretzshmer, 56. Both women are from Ohio and were passengers in the car. The driver of the car, 53-year-old Daniel Eidt, is hospitalized and is stable.

Pinson is the driver's girlfriend. Kretzshmer is his sister.

Multi-car crash on U.S. 23 kills two people

Police said Brown was driving a Chevy Bolt the wrong way and hit a Ford Fusion where Pinson and Kretzshmer were riding. A pickup truck and SUV were also involved in the crash.

Two people from Ann Arbor were int he truck and a man from Brighton was in the SUV. The two people in the truck were taken to the hospital in stable condition. The SUV driver refused medical treatment.

MSP has identified the wrong way driver as 74-year-old Edwin Brown, of Chelsea. He's currently in the hospital with serious injuries.

The first call about a wrong way driver came in to Washtenaw County at 2:45 Sunday afternoon. Three minutes later, police said they received the call of a head-on collision on US-23 near 6 Mile. 

Police are still investigating the crash.