MUSKEGON, MI (WHTC) - More details were disclosed by detectives working the case of a 26-year-oldHollandarea woman who was struck and killed on a roadway northeast of Muskegon on Sunday night.
Sheriff’s deputies say that Erica Watson and her three children had been taken to a residence in Blue Lake Township earlier in the day, but an argument involving her broke out, and she allegedly drew a knife during the dispute, although no one was wounded. Police were called to the scene, but Watson apparently had left the house before they arrived.
Several hours later, she and the children, ages four, one and a half and six months, were struck by a vehicle in front of the township fire station, about a mile from the residence. Witnesses say that the group was wearing dark clothing and was walking in the middle of the roadway. Deputies add that the unnamed 43-year-old Twin Lakes man driving the vehicle didn’t see the group and has not charged him at this point.
Two of the children remain at DeVos Children’s Hospital, although their condition has been upgraded from critical to stable; the third was treated and released at Hackley Hospital. Investigators are awaiting results of toxicology tests on Watson before coming to any final conclusions on this case.