Man dies after truck pulling horse trailer crashes into tree in Sumpter Township

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Posted at 9:24 AM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 09:24:52-05

SUMPTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) — A truck pulling a horse trailer fatally crashed into a tree in Sumpter Township early Monday.

Police say units were dispatched to Willis Road near Sharon Court for the crash; upon arrival, investigators found that a truck with four occupants was eastbound Willis pulling a horse trailer with a single horse when it ran off the roadway, hitting a tree on the north side.

The front-seat passenger, a 24-year-old Wyandotte man, was killed in the crash. The driver, an 18-year-old Sumpter woman, was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition.

Both back-seat passengers were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Police say the horse died on the scene.