MSP: Mom killed, 2 kids injured in Van Buren Co. crash

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HARTFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan State Police are identifying a mother killed in a Van Buren County crash that they say also injured her two children.

It happened around 7:30 a.m. on County Road 687 at 66th Avenue in Hartford Township, west of Paw Paw.

Michigan State Police say 68-year-old Deborah Baier of Watervliet was driving east on 66th Avenue, didn’t stop for a stop sign at the intersection and collided with the semi-truck.

Baier died at the scene. Troopers say her two children were taken to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo where they were treated for minor injuries.

The driver of the semi-truck was not injured, according to MSP.

Troopers do not believe alcohol played a role in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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