BRISTOL, Ind. (AP) - Police say they believe the seven people
killed when their minivan was rear-ended by a semitrailer on an
Indiana highway were members of the same extended family.
State police Sgt. Trent Smith said Friday that an infant was
among those killed in Thursday's collision near the Michigan
border. He says police think at least some of the victims were
Ecuadoran immigrants living in the Chicago area.
Smith says none of the 10 people in the minivan was wearing a
seat belt. He says the infant was in a car seat but that it wasn't
being used properly.
Two of the injured van occupants are in critical condition and
the other is stable.
Witnesses suggested that the minivan may have hit a deer and
slowed or stopped before it was hit.
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