Child killed in Kent County golf cart crash; another hospitalized

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GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A child was killed Friday following a golf cart crash in Kent County's Gaines Township.

The following is a news release sent by the Kent County Sheriff's Department Friday evening:


On Friday July 18, 2014 at approximately 3:31 p.m. an accident occurred involving the rolling over of a Golf Cart style off road vehicle.

The crash occurred on the private drive near 10472 East Paris Ave. SE in Gaines Township. There were two occupants on the cart at the time of the crash.

 The occupants were a 6 year old boy and a 10 year old girl.

The accident is under investigation by the Kent County Sheriff’s Office. The Dutton Fire Dept., Caledonia Fire Dept, Life EMS, and Aeromed responded to this crash.

 The 6 year old boy was flown to spectrum Butterworth / Devos Children’s Hospital via air ambulance with undetermined injuries.  The 10 year old girl was treated on the scene by EMS personnel.  She sustained fatal injuries and could not be resuscitated.

The names of the victims will not be released at this time out of respect to the family.





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