A Hinckley teen and her brother were struck and killed by a driver who went off the road in Michigan on the Fourth of July, according to police.
Around 12:34 p.m., a 49-year-old man from Erie, Michigan was driving a 2009 Ford F-150 pickup truck in the eastbound lanes on Stern Road when he traveled off the south edge of the roadway. He traveled across the shoulder and onto the roadway easement, striking two pedestrians, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
The pedestrians are believed to have been walking east in the lawn area of a private residence when they were struck, according to police.
The victims, identified as siblings, are Justin Haun, 13, of Lambertville, Michigan and Alyssa Haun, 16, of Hinckley. They were taken from the scene in serious condition to ProMedica Toledo Hospital by EMS where they were pronounced dead.
Highland Schools posted the following to their Facebook page:
The driver was not injured in the crash. Two passengers who were in the truck fled the scene when the truck came to a stop, according to the report.
Police said neither texting, speed, nor alcohol appeared to be a factor in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 734-240-7715.
The family created a GoFundMe account where the public can donate. Find it here.