State Police Investigate Wrong Way Fatal Crash In Northern Bay County

A two vehicle wrong way crash on south bound I-75 in Bay County has left two people dead.

38-year-old Jessica Leitner of Bay City was driving north in the southbound lanes Tuesday, Dec. 27 in a silver 2003 Chevy Impala near Cody-Estey Rd. in Pinconning with her four-month-old son Jordan. According to witnesses, she made a U-turn after heading south. She struck a white 2017 Buick LaCrosse driven by 83-year-old George Garske of Saginaw.

Both Leitner and Garske’s passenger and daughter, 54-year-old Ann Garske of Saginaw, were pronounced dead at the scene. The elder Garske and Leitner’s son were transported to a local hospital. They are listed in critical condition with life threatening injuries. Jordan was then taken to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor.

Police have not determined why Leitner turned her car around to drive into oncoming traffic.

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