FOX 66 News at Ten
A couple from Elsie and a Lansing man have been identified following a two-car crash on U.S. 127 north of Lansing that killed all three people.
Police say 55-year-old Larry Salzwedel and his wife, 48-year-old Wilda Salzwedel, were in the Chevrolet Silverado Tuesday afternoon that crossed the median and slammed into a van heading southbound on U.S. 127 in DeWitt Township.
DeWitt Township Police Chief Brian Russell tells the Lansing State Journal (http://on.lsj.com/SBd0VA) that 68-year-old Robert Cooley of Lansing was the driver of the van who was killed.
Both vehicles ended up in a ditch alongside the freeway.
Russell says police do not know why Larry Salzwedel left the roadway, and may not know for weeks. Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be factors.
An investigation is ongoing.
Information from: Lansing State Journal, http://www.lansingstatejournal.com
Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Tuesday, October 2 2012, 08:46 AM EDT
National News Headlines
|Injured volunteer seeks payment from rescued California hiker|
A volunteer searcher who broke his back while looking for a teenager who was lost in Orange County wilderness says he deserves restitution if the teen is convicted on drug charges.
|1 child dead, 1 missing after landslide sweeps over fourth-graders on field trip in Minn.|
The landslide at Lilydale Regional Park swept over a group of children from Peter Hobart Elementary School in St. Louis Park, burying one to the waist and completely burying another, Fire Marshal Steve Zaccard said.
|Okla. men get video of deadly tornado overhead|
|Two 19-year-old Oklahoma men who took cover in a cellar during a deadly tornado were able to use their cellphones to get video of the twister as it passed over the home.|
|FBI arrest 37-year-old in ricin letter investigation|
The FBI said Wednesday that agents have arrested a 37-year-old man after a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin were discovered in Washington state last week.
|Vt gov signs novel law against false patent claims|
|Vermont's governor has signed the first-in-the-nation law aimed at protecting companies from so-called patent trolling — the practice of making deceptive claims of patent infringement in the hopes of collecting licensing or settlement money.|
|FBI: Arrest made in Wash. ricin scare last week|
|The FBI says a 37-year-old man has been arrested following last week's discovery in Washington state of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin.|
|Ex-PSU prez seeks dismissal of criminal charges|
|Former Penn State President Graham Spanier has asked a county judge to throw out charges accusing him of helping cover up abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.|
|Surgeons remove tiger's basketball-sized hairball|
|It's not unusual for a cat to get a hairball, but a 400-pound tiger needed help from veterinary surgeons in Florida when he couldn't hack up a basketball-size hairball by himself.|
|Indiana school bus crash leaves dozens injured|
A school bus slammed into the back of another bus, setting off a chain-reaction crash involving four buses in northern Indiana, leaving dozens of middle and high students with non-serious injuries and one driver seriously injured.
|Human rights group protests US drone killings|
|A top human rights organization is criticizing the Obama administration's increasing use of drone aircraft for the targeted killing of terrorism suspects overseas and questioned whether it is legal.|