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Crash injures three; child critical

Kent County Sheriff Dept

A 5-year-old girl is in critical condition and two others suffered minor injuries after a Hummer ran a stop sign Friday and collided with another vehicle in Sparta Township.

According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, the crash occurred about 11:45 a.m. on Friday, May 6, at the intersection of Peach Ridge Avenue and 13 Mile Road.

Police said that Bailey James Scheib, 20, of Kent City, was driving a 2007 Hummer H2 southbound on Peach Ridge Ave and failed to stop for the stop sign at 13 Mile Rd. The Hummer struck a 2005 Ford Taurus that was traveling eastbound on 13 Mile Rd and both vehicles overturned after impact.

Bailey Scheib was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. The driver of the Taurus, Cassandra Kuznicki, 25, of Sparta Township, was wearing a seat belt and suffered minor injuries. A front seat passenger in the Taurus, Stephen Kuznicki, 51, of Kent City, was wearing a seat belt and suffered minor injuries. Both were transported to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital.

Five-year-old Brianna Troutman and 17-month-old Brayden Murrell, Cassandra Kuznicki’s children, were rear seat passengers in the Ford Taurus. Brianna suffered significant injuries and was transported to DeVos Children’s Hospital. She remains in critical condition. Brianna was restrained in a seat belt and child booster seat. Brayden was not injured and was restrained in a child car seat.

Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation.

Assisting at the scene was Sparta Fire Department and Rockford Ambulance.

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