7-year-old dies in 4-vehicle crash in Van Buren Co.

Southwest Michigan
A photo of a fatal Covert Township crash on Sept. 19, 2020. (Courtesy of the South Haven Area Emergency Services)

A photo of a fatal Covert Township crash on Sept. 19, 2020. (Courtesy of the South Haven Area Emergency Services)

COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say a 7-year-old has died in a four-vehicle crash in Van Buren County.

It happened just before 2 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of 28th Avenue and M-140 in Covert Township, south of South Haven.

A photo of a fatal Covert Township crash on Sept. 19, 2020. (Courtesy of the South Haven Area Emergency Services)
A photo of a fatal Covert Township crash on Sept. 19, 2020. (Courtesy of the South Haven Area Emergency Services)

Officers say a 2001 Buick Regal drove through the stop sign, hitting a 2008 Saturn Vue. The Saturn then hit another car in the opposite lane. A total of four vehicles were involved, according to the Covert Township Police Department.

Police say 7-year-old Damian Sanchez Enriquez of Covert Township, who was in the Saturn, died at the scene.

The driver of the Saturn, a relative of Enriquez, was taken to the hospital. The driver is in stable condition, police say.

A photo of a fatal Covert Township crash on Sept. 19, 2020. (Courtesy of the South Haven Area Emergency Services)
A photo of a fatal Covert Township crash on Sept. 19, 2020. (Courtesy of the South Haven Area Emergency Services)

The Covert Township Police Department says it will present charges to the Van Buren County Prosecutor’s Office at the conclusion of the investigation.

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