Fiery crash leaves father and 12-year-old daughter dead in Shelby Township

A father and daughter were killed in a fiery crash in Shelby Township
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Police in Shelby Township are investigating a fiery crash that left a father and his 12-year-old daughter dead and left another child injured.

The crash happened at about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at Van Dyke and 21 Mile.

Police say the family's truck collided with a commercial vehicle in the intersection and burst into flames.

The 45-year-old Macomb Township man and his daughter died at the hospital.

Another 12-year-old child remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

The driver of the commercial vehicle was not injured. Detectives interviewed him on scene and he was released pending the outcome of the investigation which is ongoing.

Anyone in the area that may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Traffic Services Bureau Sergeant Joseph Wojcik at 586-731-2121 ext. 455.