Driver in Livingston Co. crash that killed 5 had suspended license

BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) – Authorities say a man accused of ignoring a stop sign in a crash that killed five people in Michigan was driving despite a suspended license.

Fred Woodhams, spokesman for the secretary of state, tells The Detroit News that Matthew Carrier’s license was suspended because of unpaid tickets and the 22-year-old’s “unsatisfactory” driving record.

Police say Carrier’s car failed to stop at a sign in Livingston County on Tuesday night, striking another vehicle on Michigan Highway 59. Carrier and two others are in critical condition.

Stephanie Lee Allen says her son is a “good kid” who has made bad choices.

The five dead include Candice Dunn, who was returning home from a banquet. She had been honored by the state Corrections Department as probation agent of the year.

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