Allegan County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched yesterday to a serious personal injury crash on 126th Avenue east of Blue Star Highway in Saugatuck Township, according to a sheriff’s news release. The 7 p.m. crash involved a small dirt bike style motorcycle and a westbound passenger car.
Two minor children who were riding the dirt bike were critically injured and were flown by AeroMed and West Michigan Air Care to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids.
One of the children has died at the hospital from their injuries while the second child remains in critical condition. Neither child was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, officials said.
The driver and two passengers in the car were uninjured. The driver of the car provided a statement at the scene and was released after initial investigation. Because they are minors, the children’s names will not be released. The passenger car driver’s name will not be released, pending completion of the investigation.
The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by the Fennville and Douglas police departments, Michigan State Police, Saugatuck Township and Ganges fire departments, AMR Ambulance, AeroMed and West Michigan Air Care.