3 kids hurt in fatal I-94 crash not restrained
Pittsfield Township — Three children, who were not properly restrained, were among those injured in a fatal crash Tuesday on Interstate 94 in Washtenaw County, police said.
A tow truck driver was killed and five others critically injured when an SUV slammed into the back of a disabled school bus on the expressway near State Street in Pittsfield Township.
Michigan State Police said the tow truck driver, Nader Chehadi, 42, was behind the broken-down vehicle when the crash happened about 10:50 a.m.
No one was aboard the bus at the time of the crash.
Witnesses report seeing the SUV make an abrupt lane change to the right, crossing all lanes of travel, before driving on to the shoulder. The SUV then attempted to enter the freeway again, but stuck the back of the school bus, MSP Lt. Mario Gonzales said Wednesday.
"The driver of the SUV did not have a valid driver’s license," Gonzales said in a statement. "The driver, her three children and another passenger were critically injured. The children were not properly restrained in the vehicle."
Police said Andre Edwards, 25, of Ann Arbor was driving the SUV with Antoinette Butler, 28, of Ypsilanti, and Edwards' three children as passengers. All remain in the hospital.
Edwards is in serious condition and Bulter is in critical condition. Edwards' children who were injured are Deprince Moore, 5, in critical condition, Desmond Moore, 3, in serious condition and Darrel Moore, 2, in stable condition. Police said the three children were not restrained by seat belts or in car seats.
Police are conducting toxicology reports to determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.
The MSP Brighton Post continues to investigate and urges anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call (810) 227-1051.