LAMBERTVILLE,MI (WTOL) - A 13-year-old and 16-year-old were killed during the Fourth of July holiday after they were hit by a truck.
The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. on Sterns Road near Secor in Lambertville, Michigan.
Police say 49-year-old Raymond Reyome from Erie, Michigan was driving a Ford F-150 on eastbound on Sterns Road east of Hidden Valley Drive when he traveled off the road for unknown reasons.
Police say the vehicle went across the shoulder and onto the roadway easement and hit 13-year-old Justin Haun of Lambertville and 16-year-old Alyssa Haun of Hinckley, Ohio.
Police say the two were siblings.
Justin was going to be a ninth-grader at Bedford High School, according to the school.
The school said he was a great math student who played in the eighth-grade orchestra and ran cross country. The school will have professional counseling support on hand for anyone who wishes to utilize those resources.
A Facebook post from Highland High School in Hinckley, where Alyssa was a junior, said the girl was an accomplished student and was a member of the cross country team. The high school in Hinckley is also planning counseling sessions on Friday. The school also noted that Justin was a former Hinckley Elementary School student and relocated to Michigan with his mother.
Police believe the teens were walking on the lawn of a private residence at the time they were hit.
The two children were transported to ProMedica Toledo Hospital with serious injuries where they were both pronounced dead.
The driver of the Ford pickup was not injured.
Police say there were two other passengers in the truck at the time of the crash, a 32-year-old Toledo woman and an unknown male.
Police say the passengers fled the scene as soon as the truck came to rest.
The crash is under investigation. Police do not believe texting, speeding or alcohol were factors in the crash.
The Bedford Veterans Center will be taking donations on behalf of the children's family.
Anyone with information regarding the crash should call 734-240-7715.