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Siblings, 8 and 5, killed and 15 injured after suspected drunk driver crashes into…

April 21, 2024, 7:54 AM | Updated: April 21, 2024, 7:57 AM

The two children were pronounced dead at the scene

The two children were pronounced dead at the scene.

Image: Google Images


A five-year-old boy and his eight-year-old sister were killed after a suspected drunk driver crashed a birthday party at a boat club in Michigan.

Another 15 people were injured when the car struck the club during the event, which was hosted at the Swan Boat Club in Berlin Township, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of Detroit.

At least nine people were taken to hospital, some seriously injured, authorities said.

A 66-year-old woman who was driving the car has been arrested.

Investigators remain at the Swan Boat Club site

Investigators remain at the Swan Boat Club site.

Image: Google Images


Monroe County Sheriff Troy Goodnough says the woman remains in custody.

He added that more criminal charges are likely to be filed against her.

In a post on Facebook, the club announced it would be closed tomorrow following the “terrible accident” which caused damage to the pavilion.

“Please keep all people and families in your prayers,” they added.

A terrible accident took place at Swan today with many injuries and a lot of damage to the pavilion. Please keep all…

Posted by Swan Boat Club on Saturday April 20, 2024

The sheriff added that investigators remain on scene.

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