5 children ejected in rollover crash in Tuscola County - WNEM TV 5

Conditions of 5 children involved in rollover crash improving

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TUSCOLA COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Seven children and one woman were injured following a single-vehicle crash in Tuscola County Tuesday evening.

It happened just before 6:30 p.m. on Saginaw Road east of Sheridan in Vassar Township.

Michigan State Police from the Caro Post said five children riding in the back seat of a 2004 GMC Yukon were ejected during the crash.

The driver, 29-year-old Amy Lynn Johnroe of Mayville, crossed the centerline on Saginaw, swerved back into her lane and then lost control of the vehicle, according to police.

The SUV entered the north side of the ditch and rolled over before coming to a rest against several trees.

Eye witnesses told TV5 reporter Brian Wood that children as young as 5- and 6-years old were seen at the crash site.

Police say four children suffered serious injuries in the crash. They were transported to Covenant Hospital in Saginaw.

Johnroe and three other children suffered minor injuries. They were transported by ambulance to Caro Hospital.  

Reporter Brian Wood said when he looked over the wreckage of the Yukon, no third-row seat was visible.


UPDATE: Two of the children taken to Covenant Hospital with serious injuries have been upgraded to good condition, while one child remains in fair condition. Fair condition means the child's vital signs are stable and the patient is conscious, but may be uncomfortable.

The father of one of the victims, Marty Yanna, released this statement on the situation Thursday morning:

"It's a sad situation, we are just glad all of the kids are in stable condition and hope they continue to improve."

The crash remains under investigation.

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