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Police identify 9-month-old girl killed in Montcalm Co. crash

Four other people involved in the crash suffered minor injuries.

Annalee Baker, a 9-month old girl, was killed in a three car crash in Winfield Township on Sunday afternoon, said Michigan State Police. On Monday night, the hospital confirmed that 18-year-old, Samantha Baker, also died. 

Police responded to the crash around 1:15 p.m. on W. Howard City Edmore Road, also known as M-46, near Amble Road. 

Preliminary investigation showed that 46-year-old Michelle Baker, from Howard City was driving east on W. Howard City Edmore Road. While she was attempting to turn north on Amble Road she was hit was behind by a pickup truck driven by 27-year-old Brian Johnson, from Cedar Springs. 

The 46-year-old's sedan crossed the center line and was struck by a westbound pickup truck driven by 54-year-old Annette Dow, from Sand Lake.  

Baker had two 18-year-old passengers, Samantha Baker and Zachary Buckles, and 9-month-old Annalee Baker. Michelle Baker and Zachary Buckles were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Samantha Baker was transported by AeroMed to the hospital with critical injuries. The hospital confirmed her death on Monday. 

The baby was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators say she was restrained in a car seat.

Johnson and Dow were also taken to the hospital, but with minor injuries.

The crash is still being investigated, and it is unknown at this time if alcohol or distracted driving were factors. 

A GoFundMe has been set up for the Baker family. 

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