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9 Amish, Plus Driver Hurt In Icy Road Crash

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BELLEVUE (WWJ/AP) – Authorities say a van went off an icy southern Michigan interstate, rolling over and injuring the 10 people inside — two of them critically.

The Battle Creek Enquirer reported the van crashed shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday after the driver lost control along I-69 Bellevue, about 30 miles southwest of Lansing.

According to Calhoun County Sheriff’s officials, the van was carrying nine Amish people along with the driver. At least three people were ejected from the vehicle, which rolled onto its top in the median and came to rest upside down.

Deputies talking to the Enquirer said nine men in the van were Amish farmers headed to a milk producers meeting in Lansing. The driver was a woman.

Ambulances from several area communities responded to the crash.  WOOD-TV said weather caused several crashes at the time.

The van belongs to Buggy Line Tours of Shipshewana and Middlebury, Ind.

No names have been released.

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