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Two killed in crash on Red Arrow Highway

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. -- A 6-year-old girl and a 73-year-old woman were killed in a head-on collision on Red Arrow Highway Saturday afternoon.

A 23-year-old man was driving a Chevy Equinox eastbound on Red Arrow Highway around 2:30 p.m. when his vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a Jeep Grand Cherokee head-on, according to the Van Buren County Sheriff's Department.

The driver of the Equinox was taken to the hospital in critical condition. There were two passengers in the vehicle. One, a one-year-old male, was transported to Bronson Kalamazoo in critical condition.

The other passenger, a 6-year-old girl, was taken to Lakeland Watervliet and was pronounced deceased.

The driver of the Cherokee, a 73-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her passenger, a 57-year-old woman, was taken to Bronson Kalamazoo in critical condition.

Deputies say alcohol is believed to be a factor.

The investigation will be forwarded to the Van Buren County Prosecutor’s Office for review when complete.

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