Pickup truck crashes into group of bicyclists in Michigan, killing 5 and injuring 4 others

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COOPER TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Five people died and four others were hurt after a pickup truck crashed into a group of bicyclists in Michigan.

The crash happened around 7 p.m. Tuesday in Cooper Township, which is south of Grand Rapids in Kalamazoo County, reports WXMI. A 50-year-old driver was arrested in connection with the incident, police said.

Police received calls about a pickup truck driving erratically just before the crash, and one driver told WXMI that the truck almost hit him before slamming into the bicyclists.

Of the injured, Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting said one was in critical condition, two were in serious condition and the fourth was in fair condition. All were being treated at area hospitals.

Getting also said all of the victims were adults, clarifying earlier reports that children were involved.

"I'm at a loss to describe the impact to the community from these incidents," Getting said. "I have every confidence in Kalamazoo and I know how the community will respond to this." He continued, "I just wish we had more of an opportunity to get our feet under us before we had to do it again."

The crash shut down Westnedge Avenue for several hours, but the road reopened around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Authorities have not released any names in connection with the crash.

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