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Three children killed in horse and buggy crash

Three children died and six other family members were sent to the hospital after a pickup truck ran into the horse-drawn carriage they were riding in last Sunday, October 29.

According to the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post, the crash occurred on E. Condensary Rd. near Wood Rd. on Sunday, October 29th at approximately 8:34 a.m. in Evergreen Township in Montcalm County.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Dodge truck was driving eastbound on E. Condensary Rd. when it collided with a buggy also traveling eastbound. The pickup truck struck the buggy, which caused extensive damage to both the pickup truck and the buggy. 

The buggy was occupied by the Martin family of Sheridan. The Mennonite family was reportedly on their way to a Sunday worship service when the crash occurred.

As of Monday, October 30, the father, Paul R. Martin, 40, was in stable condition at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, then moved to Butterworth. The mother, Judith M. Martin (Imhoff), 34, was in critical condition at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. Three of their sons—an 8-year-old, 3-1/2-year-old, and a 2-year-old—were in stable condition at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. An 18-month-old daughter was treated and released from Carson City Hospital. 

Their other three children in the buggy—a son and two daughters–suffered fatal injuries. According to an obituary from Lux and Schnepp Funeral Home of Carson City, one was their son, Cameron Seth Martin, 11; their daughter, Kayla Beth Martin, 9, and another daughter, Kendra Jane Martin, 7.

The lone occupant in the Dodge truck, Brandon King, 29, of Sheridan, was not injured. He appeared to have been wearing a seatbelt. 

Restraint use in the buggy is unknown. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this traffic crash, but other possible contributing factors are still under investigation.

Assisting with the crash scene and investigation were Montcalm County Rescue 21, Rescue 30, Alpha 2, Alpha 3, Life EMS, Life Net, Sheridan Fire Department, Lakeview Police Department, Greenville DPS, and Montcalm County Central Dispatch.

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Greenville man dies in crash


A Greenville man died Tuesday when his car crossed the centerline and crashed into an oncoming vehicle.

The crash occurred on Tuesday, February 14, about 11:10 a.m. on Sidney and Berridge Road in Montcalm Township, east of M91.

According to the Michigan State Police Lakeview post, a silver Honda passenger car was travelling eastbound on Sidney road when the driver of that vehicle crossed the centerline into the west bound lane and into the path of a Ford F-250 pickup headed westbound.

The male driver of the Honda passenger car was pronounced dead on scene. State Police identified him as Lee Pattison, 40, of Greenville.

The male driver of the F250 sustained injuries and was transported by family members to the hospital.

The cause of the accident is still being investigated; alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

Assisting at the scene was Montcalm County Sheriff’s office, Montcalm Township Fire Departments and Montcalm County EMS.

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