UPDATED: Anchor Bay Middle School North Student Dies from Injuries Sustained in Crash

Eleven-year-old Kyle Halcomb passed away Sunday evening after being in critical condition from a Friday accident in Chesterfield Township, police said Monday.

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 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, 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 , 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.

Check back with Patch for updates.

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.

Lilly February 12, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Prayers to the families.
Kyle's mom March 15, 2012 at 03:23 AM
Kyles mother was not driving, his step mother was driving.
Alicia October 18, 2012 at 12:23 PM
i will always miss Kyle, he was a brave lil kid with a big heart. I lived right next store and even though i moved away, its still hard.
Macomb Rocker September 09, 2013 at 10:23 PM
Good going step-mom. I guess it's better to never get there than be late. My prayers to the family, and the people sucked into this accident.


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