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9-month-old baby girl dies in 3-car crash in Montcalm County

WZZM-TV • Jan 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM

A 9-month old baby was killed in a three car crash in Winfield Township on Sunday afternoon, said Michigan State Police. 

Police responded to the crash around 1:15 p.m. on W. Howard City Edmore Road, also known as M-46, near Amble Road. 

Preliminary investigation showed that a 46-year-old woman was driving east on W. Howard City Edmore Road. While she was attempting to turn north on Amble Road she was hit was behind by a pickup truck driven by a 27-year-old man. 

The 46-year-old's sedan crossed the centerline and was struck by a westbound pickup truck driven by a 54-year-old woman. 

The sedan, which was driven by the 46-year-old woman, also had two 18-year-old passengers and the 9-month-old baby. The driver and the 18-year-old man were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The 18-year-old woman passenger was transported by Aero Med to the hospital with critical injuries. 

The baby was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The 27-year-old driver of the pickup truck and the 54-year-old driver of the pickup both had minor injuries. 

The crash is still being investigated, and it is unknown at this time if alcohol or distracted driving were factors. 

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