A damaged truck sits on the side of the road after an accident involving a horse-drawn carriage on Friday, June 7, 2019 in California Township, Mich. Michigan State Police said the pick up truck was headed southbound when the driver rear ended an Amish, horse-drawn carriage. Two adults and five children were ejected from the carriage. (Don Reid/The Daily Reporter via AP)

3rd child dies after horse-drawn carriage hit in Michigan

June 09, 2019 - 10:51 am

ALGANSEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police say a third child has died after a pickup truck drove into the back of an Amish horse-drawn carriage in southern Michigan.

Two children, ages 6 and 2 years old, died at the scene of Friday evening's crash. State Trooper Seth Reed told the Detroit Free Press that a 4-year-old later died at a hospital.

Reed says the pickup truck's driver, 21-year-old Tyler Frye, of Angola, Indiana, faces charges of driving while intoxicated causing death and other counts.

The crash happened in Branch County's Algansee Township, near Michigan's borders with Indiana and Ohio and home to some Amish communities.

Police say all seven people in the carriage, including two adults and five children, were ejected in the crash. One child and a woman are hospitalized with serious injuries.

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Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com