3 professional Frisbee players die in Michigan highway crash

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Authorities say three professional Frisbee players have died after they were involved in a car crash en route to a team practice in Detroit. Kevin Coulter, Drew Piet and Michael Cannon died after their vehicle was rear-ended Saturday evening on Interstate 96 in Ionia County.

Michigan State Police officials tell The Grand Rapids Press that speed and inattention were believed to be factors in the crash.

The men played for the American Ultimate Disc League team the Detroit Mechanix.

Piet’s mother, Marie Bongiovanni, expressed gratitude at the outpouring of support from the Frisbee community.

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