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Roseville Police: 4-year-old killed in crash by driver allegedly 'under the influence'

Posted at 1:28 PM, Jul 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 07:53:06-04

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (WXYZ) — Roseville police are investigating a crash that killed a 4-year-old boy Wednesday night.

Right now, officers say around 11 p.m. two vehicles entered the intersection of Little Mack and Masonic at the same time, resulting in a collision. According to police, there have been contradictory accounts of who actually disregarded the red light at the intersection.

Joseph Emond, 21, was driving home from work with two kids in the vehicle. Both children appeared to be in proper child seats in the back of the vehicle.

The 34-year-old driver of the 2011 black GMC Yukon was traveling north on Little Mack. He "is suspected of being under the influence of intoxicants and/or controlled substance at the time of the incident," police say.

After the crash, both kids were rushed to the local hospital. The 2-year-old girl was listed in stable condition, but the 4-year-old boy, Cayden, was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

A sample of the 34-year-old's blood will be sent to the MSP Lab for testing, police say.

"Friends, family, everyone loved Cayden," his mother said on a GoFundMe page. "We are all completely devastated."

The Roseville Traffic Crash Team is still investigating the collision. To view the GoFundMe page, click here.