Six-year-old Niles girl dies in M-60 crashPublished 10:26pm Tuesday, September 11, 2012
A 6-year-old Niles girl was pronounced dead after a two-vehicle crash at M-60 and Leet Road, Howard Township, at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday.
The Michigan State Police (MSP) has confirmed Sophia True died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. She was transported from the scene by Life Care Ambulance to Lakeland Community Hospital in Niles.
Two other children remain in critical condition at South Bend Memorial Hospital: Juliana Brown, 9, of Niles, and Penelope True, 4, of Niles.
The driver of the vehicle containing the three children — Sarah Michael, 19, of Niles — is in serious condition at Memorial Hospital.
The driver of the second vehicle, Robert Camfield, 60, of Lawton, was treated and released at the scene.
According to the MSP, witnesses reported that a sedan traveling south on Leet Road, near Howard-Ellis School, failed to stop at a stop sign. The vehicle was struck broadside on the passenger side doors by a Dodge Ram pickup truck. The three children were extricated from the vehicle.
This road is dangerous because those traveling on M-60 cannot see over the hill on which Leet Road crosses.
Juliana Brown was transported by Medflight to Memorial. Penelope True was transported by Southwestern Michigan Community Ambulance Service (SMCAS) to Memorial.
State troopers are continuing to investigate the crash. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact the MSP Niles Post at 683-4411.
Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, Niles Police Department, Howard Township Fire Department, Niles Township Fire Department, SMCAS, Life Care Ambulance and South Bend Memorial Medflight.