3 children killed, 6 hurt after truck slams into horse-drawn carriage

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A horse-drawn carriage was bowled over by a pickup truck in Michigan Sunday, leaving three children dead and six more critically injured, officials said.

The crash took place around 8:34 a.m. in Sheridan, located about 45 miles northeast of Grand Rapids, FOX 17 reported.

Michigan State Police told FOX 17 the pickup was traveling eastward when it struck the buggy and “demolished it.”

Nine people were riding inside the carriage at the time of the crash, police said.

Michigan State Police said the three children killed were a 7-year-old girl, a 9-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy.

The six others occupants of the buggy were transported to area hospitals where they were listed in critical condition.

The driver of the pickup was not injured, and troopers say he was cooperative following the crash, according to FOX 17.

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