Michigan firefighter facing additional charges in accident that killed 2 fellow firefighters

  • Source: ABC 10 - Ishpeming, MI
  • Published: 02/17/2017 12:00 AM

An Upper Peninsula firefighter who is being held responsible for the deaths of two of his fellow firefighters is now facing additional charges. Micheal Allen Johnson of Baraga is said to be the man behind the wheel on August 27th, 2016, when the Beartown Fire Department bus he was driving suddenly struck the median, killing Alan Schwartz, 25, and James Shelifoe Jr., 23. Six other passengers on the bus were injured in the accident that occurred on I-35 West in Blaine, Minnesota. Johnson, 28, originally faced two charges of criminal vehicular homicide. Now, the Baraga man is facing ten felony counts. Eight charges were recently added after his toxicology report was returned and reviewed by the Anoka County Prosecutor’s Office.


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