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Child killed in 3- car crash including US Postal van

Posted at 9:11 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 21:27:22-04

DALTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — An 8 year-old was killed when one someone rear-ended a postal vehicle on Holton Rd near Pillon Rd just before 2 p.m. Thursday.

One vehicle driving north on Pillon Road hit a mail carrier van stopped to make a left turn. The impact sent the postal van into oncoming traffic where it hit an SUV, knocking it into a pole.

There were 7 people in the SUV including an 8 year-old who was pronounced dead at Mercy Health, Hackley.

Police tell us 7 of the 9 people involved in the crash were injured.

"As of right now, we have one fatality, but they are possibly could be some more." Lieutenant Michael Herremans of the Muskegon County Sheriff's Office said. "We have some other serious injuries. There were 9 people between all three vehicles that were involved in that accident. So between drivers and passengers, we had 9 victims or people involved in the crash."

The crash is under investigation, but police believe the first vehicle was speeding at the time of the crash.