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3 young kids killed, others injured, when intoxicated driver slams into Amish horse-drawn carriage: Cops

Authorities in Michigan say three children were killed when a pickup truck slammed into the rear of a horse-drawn carriage in which they were passengers.

According to Fox News, the incident occurred on Friday evening in Algansee Township. Early updates revealed a 6-year-old and a 2-year-old were pronounced dead at the scene.

Subsequent reports indicated that a 4-year-old child was transported to an area hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later.

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Two other occupants of the Amish carriage — a fourth child and an adult woman — sustained injuries described as serious.

Seven people were in the buggy at the time of the crash; police say they all were ejected.

As for the other vehicle involved, police say 21-year-old Angola, Indiana, resident Tyler Frye was behind the wheel.

He was arrested at the scene and booked at the Branch County Jail, where he remained behind bars with bond set at $500,000 as of the latest reports available.

It was not immediately clear from police statements whether the carriage occupants were related.

State Trooper Seth Reed said Frye is expected to face criminal charges including three counts of driving while intoxicated causing a death and two counts of driving while intoxicated causing a serious injury.

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