2 children, 3 adults injured in crash - WNEM TV 5

2 children, 3 adults injured in crash

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(Source: Sanilac County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Sanilac County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Sanilac County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Sanilac County Sheriff's Office)

Several people were injured after a truck struck a van in Sanilac County Tuesday evening.

It happened about 8:15 p.m. at the intersection of M-19 and Burnsline Road in Speaker Township.

Michael Harder, 41, of Croswell, was driving a 2014 Chrysler Town and Country east on Burnslide Road. He failed to stop at the stop sign at M-19 and drove into the path of a 2011 Dodge pickup truck, according to the Sanilac County Sheriff's Office.

The pickup was driven by Michael Makarewicz, 57, of Peck.

The truck struck the van's passenger side and caused it to roll over. The van came to a rest upside down in a field and the truck came to a rest against an electric pole.

Along with Croswell, there were three other people in the van including a 35-year-old woman and two children, an 11-month-old boy and a 3-year-old girl. The woman, Nicole Rutherford, had to be freed from the van by the Speaker Township Fire Department, according to the sheriff's office.

The 11-month-old was treated at the scene and then flown to Flint Hurley Hospital for his injuries. The other three occupants of the van were transported to McKenzie Hospital.

The driver of the pickup was transported to Port Huron McLaren Hospital for treatment.

The sheriff's office said it is unknown if the adults in the van were wearing seat belts, but the children were in car seats. They do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

The incident remains under investigation.

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