Siblings killed, multiple injured, as vehicle crashes into Michigan birthday party


New Delhi: An 8-year-old girl and her 5-year-old brother were killed and several others injured when a car crashed into them at a birthday party. swan creek Boat Club in Michigan on Saturday.
A 66-year-old woman suspected of driving under the influence crashed her vehicle into a children's birthday party at the Boat Club, located about 30 miles south of Detroit, according to Monroe County Sheriff Troy Goodnoe.
“First responders described the scene as extremely chaotic, with emotions running high for those directly involved and those who witnessed this horrific incident,” Sheriff Goodnow said.
Two helicopters and ambulances evacuated three children and six adults with life-threatening injuries to nearby hospitals. Additional injured persons were given first aid at the scene, while some were taken to hospitals by private vehicles.
The woman driving the vehicle, whose identity has not been released, was taken into custody and is being held in the Monroe County Jail on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing death. She is cooperating with authorities and additional charges are likely to be filed as the investigation progresses.
Officers were informed that the woman may have been at a nearby tavern prior to the incident, prompting them to close the establishment and plan to execute a search warrant as part of the ongoing investigation.
(with inputs from agencies)

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