3 kids hospitalized after Branch Co. hit-and-run

Branch County

The scene of the hit and run

SHERWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Troopers say three children were hospitalized after a hit-and-run crash in Branch County Monday.

It happened around 3:45 p.m. in Sherwood Township on Ralston Road near Arney Road.

A silver Chevrolet Equinox was driving north on Ralston Road when it left the roadway and hit siblings who were riding bikes, according to the Michigan State Police.

A bike part found on the scene of the hit and run.

A 13-year-old boy was airlifted to the hospital. A 6-year-old boy was taken to the hospital by ambulance. A 14-year-old girl, who was standing with her brothers, was also taken to the hospital by family to be examined.

Troopers say the Equinox should have extensive damage to the right front and right side. Damage includes a missing passenger side headlight, missing mirror and the front bumper cover was last seen dragging on the road.

The Equinox was last seen driving west on Blossom Road.

Family members on Tuesday released an image from their surveillance camera of an SUV that passed by just before the crash.

A surveillance photo shows the SUV believed to have struck three kids in Sherwood Township on April 5, 2021, after which the driver took off.

Anyone with information is asked to call MSP at 269.558.0500.

**Editor’s note: Authorities originally released different ages for the children. Family clarified their ages to News 8.

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