UPDATE 9 a.m. Aug. 10: Caledonia Police have taken the driver involved in the crash into custody, but have not said if the man was arrested, according to a press release.
The man drove his car across the center line, struck the girl, and hit a utility pole.
Caledonia Police are still investigating the fatal crash, which killed a 13-year-old girl. Her name has also not been released.
Original Story: Two people were injured after an SUV crashed into a pedestrian at about 5:50 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, according to Sgt. Rob Mueller, of the Caledonia Police Department.
Caledonia Police were still on scene at 9 p.m. on Middle Road near 5 1/2 Mile Road and had the road shut down at that time.
A neighbor, who did not want to be named and lives near the area, said a girl was jogging northbound on Middle Road when she was struck from behind by the SUV. The man driving was ejected from the SUV. The man said that the medical examiner was on scene and that he was told the girl was in the ambulance as family members were allowed to go into the ambulance.
Mueller would not confirm whether the medical examiner was on scene.
“The operator of the SUV and the pedestrian were both transported from the scene by rescue,” Mueller said. “We’re not releasing anymore information at this time.”
We’ll update the story when we get more information.
Editor’s note: This version of the story includes details on the medical examiner being on scene.
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