THREE children aged six and under have been killed and two others seriously injured in a horror crash in the U.S.
The five kids were travelling in an Amish horse-drawn carriage with two adults when a pickup truck smashed into the back of them. It happened on Algansee Township Road in south Michigan on Friday, state police said.
All seven passengers were ejected on impact, with three of the children, aged 2, 4 and 6, dying at the scene.
ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT
The other passengers, two adults and two children, were seriously injured and taken to various hospitals in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The man driving the ute was allegedly drunk at the time.
He was arrested and charged with three counts of driving while under the influence causing death, as well as two counts of driving while under the influence causing serious injury.
The man has been remanded in custody on a $500,000 bond.
Three young children are dead after a pickup truck drove into the back of a horse-drawn carriage in which they were riding in south Michigan, state police said https://t.co/x6NxAIXxpj pic.twitter.com/fnfBaC3Sow
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 9, 2019