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Two killed in head-on crash including 6-year-old girl in Van Buren County

The Van Buren County Sheriff's Office said alcohol is believed to be a factor in a crash that killed two people in Hartford Township (WWMT/MGN Online).

The Van Buren County Sheriff's Office said alcohol is believed to be a factor in a crash that killed two people, including a 6-year-old girl.

It happened on Red Arrow Highway near 60th Street in Hartford Township around 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Deputies said a vehicle was heading east when it crossed over the center line, and hit another car head-on.

The driver of the car that was hit, a 73-year-old woman from Paw Paw, was killed.

A 6-year-old girl in the other car was taken to the hospital, where she later died from her injuries.

Deputies said the at-fault driver, a 23-year-old man from Benton Harbor, was taken to the hospital in critical condition, along with a 1-year-old boy who also suffered critical injuries.

One other passenger in the car that was hit, a 57-year-old woman from Paw Paw, was hospitalized with critical injuries.

The Van Buren County Sheriff's Office believes alcohol is a factor in this crash.

The investigation is ongoing.


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