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Authorities: Woman, 2 kids dead in SW Mich. crash

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A woman and two young children died in a three-vehicle crash in SW Michigan Tuesday night. (photo courtesy Van Buren County Sheriff's Department) A woman and two young children died in a three-vehicle crash in SW Michigan Tuesday night. (photo courtesy Van Buren County Sheriff's Department)
A woman and two young children died in a three-vehicle crash in SW Michigan Tuesday night. (photo courtesy Van Buren County Sheriff's Department) A woman and two young children died in a three-vehicle crash in SW Michigan Tuesday night. (photo courtesy Van Buren County Sheriff's Department)

GENEVA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- A woman and two young children died after the car in which they were riding collided head-on with a pickup truck driven by an Alabama man with a suspended license who told investigators he had been drinking alcohol, authorities said Wednesday.

Brittney Renee King, 24, of Bangor, was trapped in the car she was driving following Tuesday night's crash in Geneva Township, the Van Buren County sheriff's department said. The pickup also collided with another car on the roadway about 50 miles southwest of Grand Rapids before coming to a stop.

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King died in the crash along with two of her passengers, 2-year-old Kandice Berryhill and 4-year-old Cassadi Berryhill, both of South Haven, the department said. Another passenger in her car, identified as 24-year-old Justin Berryhill of Grand Junction, was listed in stable condition after the crash.

A message seeking additional information, including the relationship of those in King's vehicle, was sent Wednesday by The Associated Press to a sheriff's department official.

WOOD-TV reported that the children were Justin Berryhill's daughters

The pickup's driver, whose name was withheld pending the authorization of charges, was in stable condition with possible broken bones and several lacerations, the department said. The driver of the other car involved in the crash at about 7:10 p.m., a 38-year-old South Haven woman, wasn't injured.

According to witnesses, the pickup driver was heading westbound and tried to pass the car driven by the South Haven woman in an oncoming lane when he collided head-on with the car driven by King.

The pickup driver has a suspended license, as well as seven prior convictions for driving with a suspended license, the department said. He also has a previous conviction for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. The county prosecutor's office is expected to review the case for charges.

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