ALPINE TOWNSHIP, MICH. - A 16-year-old girl is dead after a late-night crash in Alpine Township.
She's been identified as a Kenowa Hills High School student, according to a school staff member. Her identify has not yet been released.
Police say the crash happened at around 10:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, near 6 Mile Road NW and Fruit Ridge Avenue NW, according to a Kent County Sheriff's Department news release.
The investigation into the crash revealed that a 2001 GMC Yukon, carrying four teenagers, was traveling west on 6 Mile Road. The 19-year-old driver of the Yukon failed to stop at the posted stop sign and struck another vehicle that was traveling southbound on Fruit Ridge Avenue.
The 16-year-old rear passenger was not wearing her seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle during the crash, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 28-year-old driver of the other vehicle involved was pinned in her vehicle and had to be extricated. She was immediately transported to Spectrum Butterworth for life-threatening injuries.
Additional passengers from both involved vehicles were transported to Spectrum Butterworth and DeVos Children’s Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Police say alcohol is not a factor in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
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