Drivers charged in crash that killed 2

Two people are dead after a crash in Mecosta Township (May 3, 2014).
Two people are dead after a crash in Mecosta Township (May 3, 2014).

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Both drivers involved in a May crash that left two people dead now face charges, according to Michigan State Police.

The wreck happened May 3 at the intersection of 8 Mile Road and Northland Drive, northwest of Stanwood in Mecosta County. The driver of an eastbound SUV did not stop at the intersection and was struck by a northbound pickup truck.

Roman Aguilar-Emmons (Photo courtesy Kent Career Technical Center)
(Roman Aguilar-Emmons. Photo courtesy Kent Career Technical Center)

The passengers in the SUV — 18-year-old Roman Aguilar-Emmons of Grandville and his cousin Michael Aguilar, 22, of Coopersville — were pronounced dead on the scene.

The drivers of the SUV and the pickup were both hospitalized.

The Mecosta County Prosecutor’s Office authorized one count of a moving violation causing death against the 18-year-old driver of the SUV, MSP says. The 18-year-old, who is from Wyoming, turned himself in on July 19.

The 31-year-old Cedar Springs man who was driving the pickup truck faces one charge of operating while intoxicated-presence of a controlled substance. He turned himself in on July 15, MSP says.

It was unclear if either driver was still in the Mecosta County jail Thursday.

24 Hour News 8 left a message with the Mecosta County Prosecutor’s Office requesting more information, but did not hear back before the close of the business day on Thursday.

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