4 Michigan festivalgoers dead
BROOKLYN — At least four people died while attending a weekend country music festival in southern Michigan, including three men who likely succumbed to carbon monoxide exposure inside a travel trailer, authorities said Saturday.
Two more men were in critical condition at a hospital from the same exposure, the Lenawee County sheriff’s office said. The five men were in their early 20s.
A concerned friend called 911 around 1:30 p.m. when he had not heard from them during the Faster Horses Festival at Michigan International Speedway, 80 miles west of Detroit. They were staying at a campground outside the festival grounds in Woodstock Township.
“This tragic incident is being investigated as a suspected carbon monoxide exposure from a generator located very near the travel trailer,” the sheriff’s office said on Twitter.
Separately, state police reported the death of a 30-year-old woman, Melissa Havens of Croswell.
The cause and manner was unknown, state police said, although investig- ators were looking for a suspect.
“Detectives want the public to know there is no danger or threats to people attending” the music festival, state police said.
The three-day festival is scheduled to conclude Sunday. Its headliners include Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and Jason Aldean.
Some DNR customer service centers to reopen to public
LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is resuming some regular operations that were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Starting this week, some customer service centers and field offices will be open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Labor Day. Staff in these offices sell hunting and fishing licenses and fuelwood permits, according to the DNR.
They also answer questions about hunting and fishing regulations, trails and many other outdoor recreation topics.
All customer service centers, field offices and other destinations are expected to return to their pre-pandemic office hours by Sept. 7.
The DNR also says that headquarters buildings at state parks and recreation areas, state-managed harbors and DNR shooting ranges are open.