Two-count warrant issued in pedestrian death case.
HART — A two-count warrant has been issued against a Rothbury man who was driving the Country Dairy farm truck that hit and killed a 14-year-old Montague girl and her father the night of June 3 on Webster Road in Grant Township.
The name of the suspect, who was 57 years old at the time of the crash, is not being released pending arraignment.
Kaitlynn Scott was pronounced dead at the scene, and Eric Scott later died from injuries sustained in the accident which occurred shortly before 10 p.m. west of 72nd Avenue. They were on a run with their dog, which also died.
“We have issued a two-count warrant for the driver, charging two counts of moving violation causing death,” Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon said. “It is a misdemeanor and is punishable by up to one year (in jail) and/or $2,000 in fines.”
The 1994 International farm truck went off the road and struck both pedestrians and the dog who were on the shoulder of the road, stated a Michigan State Police press release.
The driver is being charged with two counts of the same crime, because two victims were involved.
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