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17 Mile Road and Myers Lake Ave.

NELSON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- A young child has died in a vehicle crash in northern Kent County.

Sheriff's deputies say around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday a Ford F-150 ran through a stop sign at Myers Lake Avenue and 17 Mile Road. The truck collided with an SUV.

A mother and three children in the SUV were injured. Authorities say a two and a half year-old child, Oscar Zuniga, was ejected from a car seat and died at the scene.

Paula Zuniga, 33, of Cedar Springs, and two other children, Alex Salgado, 3 and Gretta Salgado, 1 are hospitalized and expected to recover. The driver of the truck, John Heeringa, 65, of Howard City was not hurt.

Authorities say alcohol was not a factor in the crash which remains under investigation.

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