3 dead following Van Buren County car crash

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By Jason Aubry

GENEVA TWP. Mich. – Two kids and a young woman were killed in a car crash in Van Buren County.

It happened just after 7 p.m. Tuesday on the 61000 block of County Road 388 in Geneva Township. Deputies tell ABC57 News the driver of a Ford F-150 tried to a pass an Oldsmobile and it slammed into a car head-on.

Oil stains, skid marks, and broken pieces of wrecked cars are all that remains of the head on crash.

The accident took the lives of four-year-old Cassadi Barryhill and her two year old sister Kandice.

They were in the car with their father Justin Barryhill and his old high school friend Brittney King.

King's car was struck head on by a 1997 Ford F-150 that was trying to pass another vehicle.

According to police, the driver of the pickup is a 32 year old man from Alabama that has a history of traffic violations, including convictions for operating under the influence of alcohol, and operating while impaired by alcohol, as well as seven convictions for driving without a license.

Police say the truck’s driver admitted to drinking prior to the accident.

Barryhill, the only survivor in King’s car, remains in serious condition at Bronson Hospital.

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