Woman killed, boy critically injured in Columbus Township crash

One is dead and an 8 year old boy is injured following a car-semi truck crash in St. Clair County’s Columbus Township yesterday afternoon. According to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office, a vehicle traveling east bound on Gratiot Road east of Bauman was attempting to pass a vehicle in a no passing zone. The vehicle, driven by a 30 year old Columbus Township woman, pulled into the path of a westbound gravel train. The two vehicles collided, killing the 30 year old woman and critically injuring an 8 year old boy also inside the vehicle. The driver of the gravel train was not injured. The 8 year old is currently recovering at a Detroit area hospital. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Gratiot was closed for over six hours last night for accident investigations. No criminal charges are expected.