Amish girl riding bike killed when hit by SUV

January 7, 2024

Amish girl riding bike killed when hit by SUV

A 15-year-old Amish girl was killed while riding a bicycle on Skeels Road near 192nd Avenue Friday evening, Jan. 5, and her 17-year-old brother was seriously injured after they were hit by an SUV, according to the Michigan State Police.

“Preliminary investigation shows that an SUV, driven by a 35-year-old female, was traveling westbound on Skeels Road when it struck two bicyclists who were also traveling westbound,” states MSP on Twitter. “A 15-year-old female bicyclist was pronounced deceased on scene while a 17-year-old male was transported to a local hospital for serious injuries. The teens were siblings and from the Amish community. This is an ongoing investigation and updates will be provided as they become available.”

Michigan State Police troopers from the Hart post are investigating the fatal crash that occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. at the south county line, according to MSP.

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