PINCONNING TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A father and his twin 6-year-old children were killed when their pickup truck slammed into the rear of a commercial truck in Bay County, police said.

“It’s tragic, this kind of a loss,” Sheriff Troy Cunningham said. “It’s unimaginable for the family.”

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The crash occurred Monday in Pinconning Township. The truck was carrying a large steel bin commonly used to drop off trash or items that can be recycled.

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The dead were identified as Jeffrey McKeon, 41, Jaxson McKeon and Adeline McKeon. They lived in Pinconning.

The driver of the Republic Services truck was not injured.

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