9-Year-Old Boy Killed, Mother Injured After Being Hit By Car While Walking Bikes

State police say a 9-year-old boy is dead after a car hit him and his mother in Emmet County Wednesday night.

They say drugs and alcohol may have played a role in the crash.

Troopers say the crash happened around 7:45 Wednesday night on Maxwell Road near Newson Road in Springvale Township.

They say the 9-year-old and mother were walking their bikes along the road when a Petoskey woman hit them.

The mom was taken to the hospital where she has since been released.

The 9-year-old died from his injuries in a Grand Rapids hospital.

It’s not clear how drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

State police have not said if anyone has been arrested.

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