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1 of 2 brothers dies after SUV strikes horse-drawn buggy in Michigan

Courtesy Montcalm County Sheriff's Department/WOODTV
Courtesy Montcalm County Sheriff's Department/WOODTV

BLOOMER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – One of two brothers involved in a buggy crash on Wednesday in west Michigan has died from his injuries, according to WOODTV.

Leighton Newswanger, 10, died after being taken to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

His brother, 13-year-old Landon Newswanger, who was also in the crash, was last listed in fair condition.

The 23-year-old driver of the SUV was behind the buggy when she hit it near an intersection.

Deputies say the angle of the bright morning sun may have played a role in the crash.

The horse was injured and had to be euthanized at the scene of the crash.