Three Children Killed, Six Others Wounded After Buggy Crash in Montcalm County

Source WNEM

Three Amish children were killed Sunday when their buggy was rear-ended by a pickup truck near Sheridan in Montcalm County, state police said.

Once on scene, troopers learned that a dodge pickup was going east on Condensary Rd. when it the buggy, also heading east.

A preliminary investigation indicates the two vehicles were traveling east on East Condensary Road near Wood Road when the red Dodge 4x4 collided with the buggy.

A 12-year-old boy, a 9-year-old girl and 7-year-old girl all died in the crash.

The other six passengers were hospitalized with life-threating injuries.

The collision caused extensive damage to the truck and buggy.

More news: 10-Year-Old Boy Leads Police On 100 miles per hour Chase

The father, 40-year-old Paul R. Martin, is in stable condition at Hurley Medical Center in Flint. Judith Martin, 34, is in critical condition at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Three boys - ages 8, 3 and 2 - are in stable condition at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

The driver of the pickup truck was not hurt, and is reportedly cooperating with police.

MSP said restraint use in the buggy is unknown.

According to the report, police do not think alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.

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