Three Children Dead in Montcalm County Crash

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No less than three youngsters were killed and six others fundamentally harmed after a driver in a pickup truck pummeled into a stallion drawn carriage early Sunday in focal MI, authorities said.

The vehicle and buggy crash happened at 8:34 a.m. on October 29 on E. Condensary Road near Wood Road in Evergreen Township.

The father, 40-year-old Paul R. Martin, is in stable condition at Hurley Medical Center in Flint.

Six others in the buggy were taken to local hospitals in critical condition.

Three of the surviving children, an 8-year-old male, a 3-year-old male and a 2-year-old male, involved in the accident are listed as stable condition at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Nine people were in the buggy; three of them suffered fatal injuries - a 12-year-old boy, a 9-year-old girl and a 7-year-old girl.

Names were not released pending notification of family members.

The truck driver was not hurt.

Officials said drugs and alcohol were not factors in the accident, which remains under investigation by the Michigan State Police.

An Oct. 29, 2017 courtesy photo from the scene of the deadly buggy crash.

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