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Child dies after being run over by trailer


Updated on Nov. 2 with the name of the victim.

A trick or treating event in the Village of Sheridan ended in tragedy Wednesday night, October 31, when an 8-year-old child fell off a trailer and was run over.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Post in Lakeview are investigating the accident. According to police, the vehicle involved was a 1949 small farm tractor pulling an aluminum trailer with seats built into it. The tractor and trailer were being used to take kids from the Sheridan area trick or treating within the village. The child fell from the trailer and was run over by the trailer wheels. Witnesses indicated the tractor was going at a slow rate of speed at the time the child fell off.

Immediate first aid was provided at the scene from first responders who were present. The victim was transported to Sheridan Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The child was identified as Brady James Sexton, 8, of Sidney, Michigan. Police do not suspect alcohol or drugs were involved in the accident.

The accident is still under investigation. Montcalm County EMS, Sheridan Fire Department, and the Montcalm Sheriff Department and Victims advocate all assisted at the scene.

 

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Woman killed in car vs pedestrian crash


An 18-year-old Caledonia woman was killed Sunday evening, June 11, when she was struck by a pickup truck in Montcalm County.

According to the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post, the crash occurred on June 11, 2017 at 8:54 p.m. on East Holland Lake Road east of Staines Road, in Sheridan.

Police said the woman was struck by a 2005 Ford F-250 pickup truck on East Holland Lake Rd.  The vehicle was driven by a 45 year old Douglas Weaver of Sheridan. The pedestrian was airlifted to Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids where she passed away due to her injuries. The name of the pedestrian is being withheld at the request of family members.

Alcohol, speed, and weather conditions are not believed to be a factor.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Sheridan Fire Department and Montcalm County EMS.

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