HOWARD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A 5-year-old boy and his dad are dead after crashing head-on with another vehicle east of Niles Friday evening.
Around 8:15 p.m., Michigan State Police officers were dispatched to the area of M-60 near Pine Lake Street, about five miles east of Niles.
According to police, a 2006 Ford, driven by 30-year-old Phillip Parker of Centreville, was traveling westbound on M-60 when it crossed the center line and collided head-on with an eastbound 2007 Ford Edge SUV.
Both Parker and his 5-year-old son were pronounced dead at the scene, MSP said.
It is unknown if Parker was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Injuries to the driver and the passenger of the Ford SUV were non-life-threatening. They were taken to a South Bend hospital for treatment. According to MSP, both were wearing seatbelts.
It is not known if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash, MSP said.
The crash remains under investigation pending toxicology results and the prosecutor’s review.