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Third child dies af­ter truck hits car­riage

- Crime · Incidents · Michigan · Detroit · Angola · Indiana · Ohio · Detroit Free Press · Branch County · Algansee Township

A third child who was in an Amish horse-drawn car­riage that was struck by a man charged with drunken driv­ing in south­ern Michi­gan has died, au­thor­i­ties said Sun­day. Two chil­dren, ages 6 and 2, died at the scene of Fri­day evening’s crash. A 4-year-old died at a hospi­tal, and an­other young child and a wo­man who were in the car­riage re­mained hos­pi­tal­ized with se­ri­ous in­juries, State Trooper Seth Reed told the Detroit Free Press.

The pickup truck’s driver, Tyler Frye, 21, of An­gola, Ind., faces three counts of driv­ing while in­tox­i­cated caus­ing death and two counts of driv­ing while in­tox­i­cated caus­ing se­ri­ous in­jury, Reed said.

The crash hap­pened in Branch County’s Al­gansee Town­ship, near Michi­gan’s borders with In­di­ana and Ohio amid an area that has nu­mer­ous Amish com­mu­ni­ties.

Po­lice said all seven peo­ple in the car­riage — two adults and five chil­dren — were ejected in the crash.

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