Charges filed in fatal pileup that killed mother, son

A man faces charges in the deaths of a woman and her son in an icy, chain-reaction crash last month on I-94 in southwestern Michigan.

Carol and Andrew Griesemer died in the pileup in Van Buren County. The crashes on Jan. 17 spread to more than 40 cars and trucks.

Timothy Martinez, a 40-year-old from the Grand Rapids area, appeared in court Friday. The charges include reckless driving causing death. He’s accused of failing to slow down in snowy, icy conditions on I-94.

Martinez couldn’t be reached for comment Saturday. A home phone number isn’t listed.

Many tickets were issued to drivers in the pileup.  (AP)

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