Sparta High School honors student killed in crash with blood drive

Sparta High School is hosting a blood drive today to honor a student killed in a car accident last year.

SPARTA, MICH. - Sparta High School will be hosting a blood drive to honor a student killed in a car accident last year.

16-year-old Alyssa Eggerding died a day after she was in a car that police say crashed into a tree at 110 miles per hour in April. Several other students from Sparta and Comstock Park were hurt in the crash.

The blood drive will be held on Tuesday, March 14, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is open to the public.

If you can't make it Tuesday, a pair of other Kent County schools will be hosting blood drives later in the week.

The blood drive is being hosted by Michigan Blood.

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Matt Gard is the Senior Producer of the 13 Morning News. If you have a story idea, you can contact him on Twitter, @mgard_wzzm13 or by e-mail,

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