6 people injured in single-car crash all expected to recover
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The six people injured Sunday in a single-car crash near Merritt and Munger roads in Pittsfield Township are expected to recover, police said Monday.
One of the injured, a 27-year-old Ypsilanti Township man, has been released from the hospital, said Pittsfield Township Deputy Police Chief Gordy Schick.
The most seriously injured, an 11-year-old Canton girl who was airlifted to the hospital, suffered internal injures, Schick said. The other occupants, including the 23-year-old driver from Ypsilanti Township and three boys, ages 13, 11, and 7, all of Canton, remained hospitalized Monday morning, Schick said.
The crash occurred about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, when the 23-year-old Ypsilanti Township man lost control of the 2008 Kia Spectra he was driving east on Merritt Road, police said. The car left the road west of Munger, hit two trees and landed in a ditch, police said in a news release.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation, Schick said, but police do not believe alcohol was involved. Police said Sunday they were investigating whether the speed of the vehicle was a factor. Police believe the passengers and driver were all wearing seatbelts, he said.