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Posted on: September 19, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Fatal Accident

Eaton County Sheriff’s Office

Charlotte MI,

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 County, MI.

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

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