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FPD apprehend man wanted in crash that left two persons dead

  Frankenmuth Police officers apprehended a 20-year-old Bridgeport man in connection with a June accident that left a pair of people dead.

  Bridgeport Township Police Department authorities contacted the FPD around 2:40pm on Tuesday, October 10, to be on the lookout for the suspect believed to be living in their jurisdiction.

  Officers first traveled to the 4000 block of Block Road, where he was allegedly living with a work acquaintance. He was not there. Later, officers located him at an establishment at the corner of North Main and West Genesee streets where Louis Helmstadt was taken into custody without incident.

  The accident took place on Saturday night, June 16, where police believe he drove through a stop sign at the corner of Townline and Blackmar roads, when his car was struck by a pick-up truck.

  Two passengers in his car a 16-year-old male and a 21-year-old female, were killed. A 20-year-old female was badly injured.

  Helmstadt faces up to 20 years in prison as he faces six criminal charges, including two counts of reckless driving causing death and reckless driving causing severe impact on a body function. A pair of civil lawsuits were also filed against him.


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