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3 children killed, 1 hurt in Vehicle-buggy crash

The Eaton County Sheriff's  Office say three children are dead and a fourth seriously injured after a vehicle crashed into their Amish buggy around 3:19 Wednesday afternoon.  The crash occured on Vermontville highway near Bradley Road in Vermontville Township just east of Barry County.

 

The Sheriff's Office said the buggy was struck from behind. The driver of the vehicle was also taken to an area hospital for evalutation. The children were on their way home from school when the crash happened. The children are all siblings from a local family between the ages of 6 and 13.

 

The Eaton County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team and Detective Bureau are investigating the crash.

 

Eaton County Sheriff Tom Reich stated –

 

“It is difficult to find words to describe this horrific tragedy.   Our hearts and prayers go out to the parents who are enduring such unimaginable loss and grief, and also to their extended family and close community. Our Victim Advocates are assisting the family, and we will continue to provide our support and resources.  We grieve with them.”

 

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