Child dies after U.S. 223 head-on crash

Police confirmed Saturday morning that a child has died as a result of a crash on U.S. 223 west of Blissfield in Palmyra Township Friday afternoon. According to Corporal Benjamin Oram of the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Department, two vehicles apparently hit head-on in the curve in front of Amerigas, about four-tenths of a mile west of Grosvenor Highway. Four helicopters along with ground ambulances transported six patients to area hospitals.

Sgt. Mike Crater of the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the child had died. Another victim was in surgery Saturday morning. No other information on the victims or the crash is being released until possibly early afternoon, Crater said.

A Michigan State Police accident investigator along with the Palmyra, Blissfield and Madison township fire departments and the City of Adrian Fire Department were at the scene.

The road was closed from about 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.