Alanah Phillips, 8, and Zayn Phillips, 4, killed, and several people injured when suspected drunk driver crashes into party at Swan Boat Club in Berlin Township, Michigan

Modified Date: 
Tue, 04/23/2024 - 10:24am
Accident Date: 
Saturday, April 20, 2024

2 children dead, 15 people hurt after vehicle crashes into birthday party at boat club

“The scene was described by the first responders as extremely chaotic, with high level of emotions of those directly involved and those who witnessed this horrific incident,” Goodnough said, his voice cracking during the news conference.

Car crashes into Michigan boat club holding children's birthday party; two children killed at scene, 15 others injured

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says a vehicle ran into the Swan Boat Club in Newport, where a children's birthday party was taking place around 3 p.m. 

Murder charges filed against woman who crashed into building hosting birthday party, killing 2 kids

Marshella Chidester is  also accused of drunken driving and injuring several other people who were at the party Saturday at the Swan Boat Club in Monroe County, south of Detroit.

Emotions run high during arraignment of driver in deadly Swan Boat Club crash

The arraignment was interrupted several times on Zoom by people watching, including a woman who said she was the grandmother of the children who were killed.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Alanah Phillips
Zayn Phillips
Marshella Chidester