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Charges issued for others tied to teen accused in deadly wrong-way crash

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(03/14/14) - Misdemeanor, minor in possession charges have been issued for three people who were allegedly drinking with a Swartz Creek teenager prior to last month's deadly, wrong-way crash in Mundy Township.

One of the three faces an additional charge of furnishing alcohol to a minor, according to Amanda Doyle, an attorney with the Burton City Attorney's Office.

Grand Blanc Township Police Chief David Stamm says that same person also faces an alcohol related charge in Grand Blanc Township. Investigators say whiskey, the group was drinking, was purchased at the Food Plus Party Store.

An employee at the store also faces an aiding and abetting charge, according to Stamm. Investigators allege the clerk didn't ask for ID that night.

None of their names are being released because they haven't been to court yet. ABC12 was unable to confirm their ages. All of the charges are misdemeanors.

Stamm says police are in the process of contacting the Michigan Liquor Control Commission to cite the store that way too.

The Genesee County Prosecutor's office charged 18-year-old Zachary Parker, of Swartz Creek, last Friday, March 7. He faces eight counts including second-degree murder.

Investigators have said "several" people were drinking at a Burton Apartment prior to his wrong-way crash, on U.S. 23, that killed new bride Mariah Bailey-Collins, Feb. 9. Her husband and 11-year-old son were injured.         

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton asked local prosecutors to look at charging the others under local ordinance.

"We thought that was appropriate under the circumstances," he said last week.

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