Boy, 8, killed, others injured in single car crash in Calhoun Co.

Police believe alcohol and speed to be factors in the crash.
Police believe alcohol and speed to be factors in the crash.(Source: NBC12,)
Published: Mar. 26, 2022 at 12:37 PM EDT
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PENNFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WILX) - An eight-year-old boy is dead and two others were injured after a single car crash in Pennfield Township on Friday.

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office says officers responded to a call around 6 p.m. for a crash on Struwin Rd. near Poorman Rd.

When officers arrived they found a car was engulfed in flames after hitting a tree.

Police say nearby residents helped get the driver and four children out of the car before it caught fire, however two of the children were seriously injured, including an eight-year-old boy.

First responders tried to save the boy’s life, however he eventually died from his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A four-year-old boy also suffered serious injuries in the crash. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he is expected to recover.

The driver, a 28-year-old Pennfield resident, who is the mother of the children, was also injured in the accident and is being treated at a local hospital.

The crash is still under investigation, and police believe alcohol and speed to be factors in the crash.

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