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State: Both Drivers Involved in Fatal Crash Had Invalid Licenses

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Michigan Dept. of Corrections
In this Tuesday, March 9, 2017 photo, provided by the Michigan Department of Corrections, Candice Dunn, center, stands with employees Heather Wayne and Brock Dietrich after receiving the state's parole/probation agent of the year award in East Lansing.

Both drivers in a Livingston county crash that killed 5 people, including a newly awarded probation agent, had invalid licenses. 

State officials say one of the drivers in a two-vehicle crash that killed five people in Michigan was behind the wheel on an expired license, meaning neither of the drivers involved had a valid license.

Michigan Secretary of State spokesman Fred Woodhams tells the Livingston Daily Press & Argus  Thursday that 39-year-old Albert Boswell "wasn't able to drive legally."

The SUV driven by Boswell was struck Tuesday night at an intersection in Livingston County's Oceola Township by a car driven by 22-year-old Matthew Carrier. Woodhams says Carrier's license was suspended due to unpaid tickets and an "unsatisfactory" driving record.

Police say Carrier failed to stop at a stop sign.

Boswell, Carrier and a passenger in Carrier's car are in critical condition. Two other people in the car were killed. Three passengers in Boswell's vehicle were killed.

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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