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Holiday accidents deadly

12 people killed on the road; 2 die in the water

Deaths and injuries in the water and on land kept authorities in metro Detroit busy over the holiday weekend.

A Troy teen who recently returned from 4 weeks of studying in Panama was found floating Monday morning off Slavin's Point in Huron County's Lake Township.

Michael Carter, 19, of Troy was one of three people aboard a personal watercraft off Sleeper State Park on Sunday, said Huron CountySheriff Kent Tibbits. He said the watercraft stalled after a wave overturned it.

Carter and two women righted the watercraft but could not restart it. The women swam about a mile to shore, leaving Carter with the watercraft, Tibbits said. All three were wearing floatation gear.    more...


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