Two Children Killed, 15 Injured After Suspected Drunken Driver Plows Into Michigan B’Day Party

Crime scene tape blocks the Fairfax, Va., office building where police say a man wielding a baseball bat attacked two staffers for U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., on Monday, May 15, 2023. Fairfax City Police in northern Virginia said in a tweet that a suspect is in custody and the victims are being treated for injuries that are not life-threatening. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Two children were killed and several other children and adults were seriously injured Saturday after a suspected drunk driver drove a vehicle through a building where a birthday party was being held in Michigan’s Monroe County.

Emergency crews responded to the Swan Boat Club in Berlin Township at 3 p.m.  after the vehicle plowed through a building during a children’s birthday party.

First aid was issued to a total of 15 victims, including children and adults. Nine of them – three kids and six adults – were transported to local hospitals with serious life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Several others were transported by private citizens for medical treatment.

Two children, an 8-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy, were pronounced dead at the scene. Police said they were siblings.

The driver of the vehicle, a 66-year-old woman who has not been identified, was arrested for suspected drunk driving, and is likely to face criminal charges.