Child Killed, Mother Injured After Vehicle Hits Them in Emmet County
A child is dead and a woman was hospitalized after a vehicle crashed into them while walking.
At around 7:45 Wednesday evening, troopers responded to Maxwell Road near Newson Road in Emmet County’s Springvale Township.
According to the MSP, a vehicle going west on Maxwell Road hit a mother and son who were walking their bikes along the road.
The 36-year-old mother and her 9-year-old son, were taken to McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.
The mother was treated and later discharged from the hospital, but her son was flown to DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids where he died from his injuries.
The driver of the vehicle was not injured, but troopers believe both drugs and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash.
They did not say whether the driver was arrested.