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Driver rear ends van with 4 children, one seriously injured

A 53-year-old Wayland man was detained on the suspicion of driving while under the influence following a crash in Allegan County Wednesday evening.
Michigan State Police (MSP) says the crash happened in Leighton Township at the intersection of 142nd Avenue and Division Street before 7:40 p.m.
A southbound GMC pickup truck rear-ended a Honda minivan that was stopped at the intersection said the MSP.
The GMC driver then took off without reporting the crash, troopers explained.
The minivan driver, described as a 63-year-old woman from Byron Center, sustained minor injuries in the crash, according to MSP. Four children from Wayland were also in the vehicle, one of whom sustained serious injuries and is being treated in intensive care. The other three had minor injuries and have since been discharged.
MSP says they found the driver at a home nearby. We’re told troopers detected signs he was intoxicated when they spoke to him. He was then given sobriety tests and has since been detained for more testing.
The GMC driver suffered minor injuries in the crash.

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