Crash victim an 8-year-old Adrian boy

An eight-year old Adrian boy, Dominic Leffler, has been identified as the victim who lost his life in a head-on collision on U.S. 223 west of Blissfield Friday afternoon in Palmyra Township.

According to a news release from the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Department, he was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Jacob Leffler, 32, Adrian, that was westbound and allegedly crossed the center line and struck a vehicle driven by Shawn Finley, 22, Adrian. Dominic Leffler, was airlifted to St. Vincent’s Mercy Medical Center where he later died. Morissa Leffler, 27 and Jacob Leffler were also airlifted to St. Vincent’s Mercy Medical Hospital, Toledo. Another passenger in the car, Deegan Leffler, was later taken to St. Vincent’s and is reported in good condition, according to the police news release. Morissa Leffler was in critical condition on Saturday. Morissa Leffler remains in critical condition.

Finley and his passenger, Kendra Teater, were also transported to the hospital. Teater was in critical condition. Four helicopters landed at the scene and transported patients.

Palmyra, Blissfield and Madison townships fire departments all responded as well as the City of Adrian to the scene.
The Lenawee County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by Blissfield Police and the Michigan State Police. The crash remains under investigation.