updated: 6 people involved in rollover crash; 3 critically hurt
Pittsfield Township police are investigating a rollover crash by a vehicle carrying six people at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Merritt and Munger roads.
The intersection, in the southeast area of the township, was closed while accident investigators gathered evidence.
Three of the occupants were in critical condition after the crash, police said early this morning, updating initial information that said at least two occupants had been seriously injured.
Police said the crash was on Merritt, west of Munger. It happened when the driver, a 23-year-old man from Ypsilanti, lost control of the car.
The car "left the roadway, hit two trees and landed in a ditch," according to a news release.
The driver is among the three occupants in critical condition. His front-seat-passenger, a 27-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident, was hospitalized in serious condition.
All of the passengers were children from Canton. Two, an 11-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy, are listed in critical condition. The girl was sent to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital by the University of Michigan Survival Flight.
The other children, whose ages weren't available, were in serious condition.
Police said early Monday that alcohol doesn't appear to be a factor in the crash, but they are investigating the speed of the vehicle when it left the road.