Teen in court for Kentwood chase, deadly crash

Alex Torrez in court

KENTWOOD, MICH. - The teen accused of leading police on a high-speed chase, ending in a crash that killed two people, was in court today.

Alex Torrez, 17, is facing murder charged for the March 11 police chase and crash that killed his cousin and a Calvin College student.

A Michigan State trooper says he chased Torres, who was 16 at the time, for 6 miles before he crashed at 52nd Street and Broadmoor in Kentwood

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The 21-year-old Calvin College student, Tara Oskam was killed and pronounced dead at the scene. And Torrez's 15-year-old cousin David Torrez, who was in the passenger seat, was also killed.

Troopers say Alex Torrez was going more than 100 miles per hour during the chase.

Investigators say he had alcohol, marijuana and other controlled substances in his system and did not have a driver's license.

Torrez will have a preliminary hearing on May 19.

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