Siblings killed, 13 others injured when drunk driver crashed into child’s birthday

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Two young siblings were killed and 13 other people were injured when a suspected drunk driver plowed through a children’s birthday party at a Michigan boat club on Saturday.

The horror unfolded around 3 p.m. when a 66-year-old woman plunged more than 20 feet through the Swan Creek Boat Club, where children and their parents were enjoying the festivities, Monroe County Sheriff Troy Goodnough said.

“The scene was described by first responders as extremely chaotic, with a high level of emotion among those directly involved and those who witnessed this horrific incident,” he said.

A suspected drunk driver plowed 7 meters through a boat club while a children’s birthday party was being held there. WXYZ7

An alarming video shows The woman’s blue SUV sped through the club’s parking lot and crashed into the back wall of the building, narrowly missing a lamp post.

A plume of debris can be seen exploding from the corner of the frame, cutting off the catastrophic damage caused by the supposedly drunk woman.

An 8-year-old girl and her 5-year-old brother died at the scene, police said.

Three children and six adults were taken by two helicopters or ambulances to area hospitals, some with life-threatening injuries.

Police said the 66-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. BNO News

Others were injured and given first aid on the spot, and some of them were taken to hospitals in private vehicles.

Police did not identify the woman but said she was taken into custody on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing death.

According to Goodnough, she was cooperating with authorities and would likely face more charges as the investigation continues.

Two siblings, aged 8 and 5, were killed on the spot. WXYZ7

The Swan Boat Club announced it would close for the remainder of the weekend due to the disaster.

“A terrible accident took place at Swan today with many injuries and a lot of damage to the pavilion. Please keep all people and families in your prayers,” the boat club said on Facebook.

The accident occurred in Berlin Township, about 30 miles south of Detroit.

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