2 children die, 3rd hurt in camper fire
Bronson, Mich. — Authorities said two children, ages 2 and 5, died after the camper they were in caught fire in southern Michigan.
The Branch County Sheriff’s Office said the fire started around 10:30 a.m. Monday at a rural campground near Bronson, about 115 miles southwest of Detroit.
A third child, age 7, was injured, WOOD-TV reported. Authorities said the three children were alone in the fifth-wheel camper.
The children’s names haven’t been released.
Snyder signs law requiring temporary status on IDs
Lansing — Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation requiring that Michigan driver’s licenses or state ID cards not exceed the duration of a noncitizen’s legal presence in the United States to bring Michigan law in line with federal law.
The bills were approved Monday and codify Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s existing procedure regarding IDs for temporary residents such as foreign college students. Since 2013, such licenses have been marked with the letters “LT” for limited term.
Unlicensed driver charged in girl’s hit-and-run death
Muskegon Heights — Prosecutors charged an unlicensed driver in the hit-and-run death Sunday of a 6-year-old west Michigan girl.
Dakota Lee Welch, 19, was formally charged Monday with operating a vehicle without a license causing death and failure to stop at the scene of a deadly crash. He also faces a habitual offender charge. He’s being held on $500,000 bond.
Welch said there’s no proof his vehicle struck the girl, Taylor Davis.
Muskegon Heights Police Chief Joseph Thomas said Welch was arrested with the help of a man, Lamonte Wilkinson, who followed the suspect from the crash scene to a mobile home park, called authorities and waited for officers to arrive.