Eaton County Sheriff’s Office
On 9/18/2019 at 3:19 p.m. Eaton County Sheriff’s Office
Deputies responded to a 911 call reporting a motor vehicle/horse drawn vehicle
crash on Vermontville Highway east of Bradley Road in Chester Twp, Eaton
Upon arrival at the scene, Deputies observed that a
passenger vehicle had crashed into the rear of the horse drawn buggy which had
contained four children traveling west on Vermontville Hwy . Three of the
children were found deceased at the scene. The fourth child was seriously
injured and transported to an area hospital. The driver of the motor
vehicle was transported to an area hospital for evaluation. The children
are all siblings from a local family between the ages of 6 and 13.
The Eaton County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction
Team and Detective Bureau are investigating the crash.
Eaton County Sheriff Tom Reich stated –
“It is difficult to find words to describe this horrific
tragedy. Our hearts and prayers go out to the parents who are
enduring such unimaginable loss and grief, and also to their extended family
and close community.
Our Victim Advocates are assisting the family, and we
will continue to provide our support and resources. We grieve with them.”
Eaton County Sheriff Tom Reich