Two children killed in Michigan after drunk driver hits Amish horse-drawn buggy: police

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Two children were killed and two others critically injured when an allegedly intoxicated driver crashed into an Amish horse-drawn buggy in southern Michigan, police said.

Michigan State Police Sgt. Todd Price told ABC News the driver, who has not been publicly identified at this time, was driving a pick-up truck when they rear-ended the buggy carrying two adults and five children on Friday. The incident occurred alongside a highway in Marshall, according to the news outlet.

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The impact threw all seven passengers from the carriage. Two of the five children — ages 2 and 6 — were killed. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

A damaged truck sits on the side of the road after an accident involving a horse-drawn carriage on Friday, June 7, 2019. Michigan State Police said the pickup 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)

Authorities say two other children, ages 3 and 4, were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. One of the adults on the buggy — a woman — was also seriously injured. The status of the fifth child and second adult is not currently clear.

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Price told the news outlet that the pickup truck's driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash and is being held in Branch County Jail.

A spokesperson for the Michigan State Police Department did not immediately return Fox News’ request for additional comment on Saturday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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