Mother Accidentally Kills Child with Minivan in Pontiac

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PONTIAC, MI – The Oakland County Sheriff’s Department Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting deputies from the Pontiac Substation with the investigation of a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred on Wednesday, August 24th 2016 at 4:46 p.m. on Kettering Avenue near Newman Court.Fatal Car pedestrian

A 25-year-old Pontiac resident was operating a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander north on Kettering Ave. The driver heard one of her children call out for her. As the driver slowed down to come to a stop, she felt a thump. She exited her vehicle and found that she had run over her 5-year-old son.

The 5-year-old was transported to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac by STAR EMS where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Chevrolet was uninjured and was wearing a safety belt.

Alcohol and narcotics did not appear to be a factor in the crash which remains under investigation

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