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DRIVER IN CRASH FATAL TO 5 WAS DRUNK, POLICE SAY

A driver whose Camaro crossed an interstate median and crashed into a van, killing himself and four others, had more than twice the legal level of alcohol in his system, authorities said Monday.

Jason Walczewski, 22, smashed into the van in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 196 Sunday night.

Walczewski and his passenger, John Hardin, 23, died, as did three members of a family in the van. The lone survivor was a 2 1/2 -year-old girl, hospitalized in serious condition.

Tests showed Walczewski's blood-alcohol level was 0.25, well above the 0.10 standard for drunken driving in Michigan, police said.

State records show Walczewski's license had been suspended for failing to pay a speeding ticket last year. He also had been ticketed in the past for alcohol-related offenses.

The victims in the van were Fred Markoski, 33; his wife, Kris, 31; and son, Benjamin, 10 months old.

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