Teenage Driver in Deadly US 23 Wrong-Way Accident May Have Been Drinking
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Police say the accident claimed the life of 36-year old Mariah Bailey from Mt. Morris. Her 11-year-old son remains in critical condition following the accident. The Chevrolet Cobalt they were riding in was driven by 28-year old Bryan Collins from South Carolina. He is in stable condition.
The name of the 18-year old driver who struck the family has not been released. He was treated and released from Hurley Medical Center.
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An accident that closed US 23 in Mundy Township last night (2/9) has left one person dead, and one badly injured. Unofficial reports indicate that a teenage driver with a blood-alcohol level of .16 was at fault. The 18-year old drove the wrong way on northbound 23, causing a head-on collision.
Social media contacts indicate that the victim was a 34-year-old woman who had recently gotten married. Her 11-year-old son is reported to be in critical condition.