Clarification: Police initially reported the driver to be Kyle's mother. The family has since identified the driver as his stepmother.
An 11-year-old Anchor Bay Middle School North student, who was in critical condition since Friday afternoon at Children's Hospital in Detroit, died Sunday evening from injuries he received in a car accident, Chesterfield police said.
"It is with great sorrow that we update this information with the fact that Kyle Halcomb, the 11-year-old passenger in his mother’s minivan, passed away on Sunday evening from injuries he sustained in the crash," township Detective Sgt. Deron Myers said in a Monday morning news release.
Anchor Bay Middle School North and Maconce Elementary, where Kyle’s siblings attended school, will have crisis teams of psychiatrists and social workers on site Monday.
Robert Tidd, the Anchor Bay School District’s director of human resources, said the the entire district is mourning the loss. He said his thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Kyle was badly hurt in a multi-vehicle crash around 7:30 a.m. Friday at the 26 Mile and County Line intersection in the township, police said.
His siblings—Maconce Elementary students, ages 8 and 10, and fellow Middle School-North students, ages 12 and 13—were transported Friday from McLaren Medical Center-Macomb in Mount Clemens to Children's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Myers said.
The driver, who suffered minor injuries, ran a red light at County Line and 26 Mile while driving the five children to school because they missed the bus. Her minivan was struck by two vehicles, from east and westbound lanes on 26 Mile, as it headed south on County Line, Myers said.
The other vehicle drivers were not seriously hurt. Drugs and alcohol were not factors in the crash involving the Casco Township family. School district officials declined to comment Friday and deferred all questions to police.
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EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was updated at 2:15 p.m. Feb. 13 with comment from the Anchor Bay School District. This story also was updated the morning of Feb. 13.