The three people who died in a two-vehicle crash on an Eaton County highway Monday morning have been identified.
The victims were: 57-year-old Duane Mears and two females, 64-year-old Sharon Mears and 81-year-old Sylvia Mears. All three occupants were riding in the same vehicle and are from the Charlotte area.
The accident occurred when the two vehicles were traveling in opposite directions on Lawrence Highway (M-79) near Lacey Lake Road, according to Eaton County deputies.
The driver of the other vehicle was a 30-year-old Vermontville woman. She was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
The crash is still under investigation, but authorities cite weather conditions as a factor in the crash.