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HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a Michigan man charged with second-degree murder in a car crash that killed five people (all times local):

1:15 p.m.

Prosecutors say a Michigan man charged with a second-degree murder in a car crash that killed five people had a blood-alcohol level well above the legal limit.

Livingston County Prosecutor William Vailliencourt said Wednesday during Matthew Carrier's arraignment that the Fenton man's blood-alcohol level was "well in excess" of the limit for driving. He didn't say the exact level. He was arraigned on 19 felony counts stemming from the May 9 crash and denied bond.

Vailliencourt says Carrier was driving close to 100 mph (160 kph) when he smashed into Albert Boswell's vehicle. Two people in Carrier's vehicle died. Three in the vehicle driven by Boswell died, including a probation agent who had been honored at a Corrections Department banquet that night.

The 21-year-old Carrier didn't have an attorney at the arraignment. His next hearing is July 26.

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10 a.m.

Prosecutors have charged a man with second-degree murder in a May car crash that killed five people in southeastern Michigan, saying he was intoxicated and missed a stop sign.

The Livingston County prosecutor's office said Wednesday that Matthew Carrier, of Fenton, faces charges including five counts second-degree murder and operating while intoxicated causing death. He faces life in prison if convicted.

He was jailed ahead of a Wednesday hearing and didn't have a lawyer on record.

Authorities say Carrier smashed into Albert Boswell's vehicle May 9 in Livingston County. Two people in Carrier's vehicle died. Three in the vehicle driven by Boswell died, including a probation agent who had been honored at a Corrections Department banquet that night.

The secretary of state's office says neither driver had a valid driver's licenses.

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