OTSEGO COUNTY, Mich. (Gray News) – A dad in Michigan witnessed a traffic accident in his rearview mirror that killed two of his daughters on Father’s Day.
According to Michigan State Police, a 21-year-old woman was driving a Mercury Montego south on I-75 in Bagley Township around 2:30 p.m.
In an attempt to avoid a collision, she crossed the median and hit a Toyota Prius head-on.
Kaele Lynn Polzin, 22, and Sara Summerlyn Polzin, 16, passengers in the Prius, were both pronounced dead at the scene.
The father of the Polzin sisters was driving in a separate vehicle in front of them and saw the accident happen. He told police they were on their way to a family vacation.
Police said a 22-year-old woman from Rochester, who was driving the Prius, was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The woman driving the Montego was airlifted to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.
“No one is to blame. This was an accident. A huge unpreventable tragedy,” the Polzin sisters’ mother wrote in a message on GoFundMe. “A split second took away two of my babies. Please don’t compound my pain with anger and lies.”
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