More details on U.S. 10 crash that injured 2 children. Highway reopened. 

January 12, 2016

crash_us10_011216_pere_marquette_ludington_fire_department_life_ems_mcsoBy Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — More details have been released on the two-vehicle crash that occurred earlier this afternoon on U.S. 10 near the Mason County Fairgrounds. Two children, ages 5 and 6 were seriously injured as a result of the crash, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

The crash involved a 1999 Ford Ranger pickup truck being operated by a 48 year-old Amber Township man and a 1999 Dodge minivan operated by a Ludington woman.  The children were passengers in the minivan and are currently receiving treatment for serious injuries at a Helen Devos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. It was earlier reported that the driver of the minivan had been injured, however her injuries were minor.

A witness, who was following the Ford Ranger, told MCP that the Ranger was traveling west on U.S. 10, about 40 mph, when it started to lose control and crossed into the eastbound lane, striking the minivan’s driver’s side. One of the children was trapped inside the vehicle at the point of impact.

Pere Marquette Township Fire Department, Ludington Fire Department, LIFE EMS, and troopers from the Michigan State Police-Hart Post assisted at the scene, along with Abrahamson’s Towing.

Names are being withheld at this time pending family notification.

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