Girl, 16, killed in single-vehicle crash in Sparta Township

Sparta Teen Killed in Crash

SPARTA TOWNSHIP, MICH. - Sixteen year-old Mya Turoski was killed in a car accident Wednesday morning in Sparta Township, Kent County Sheriff's Office said. 

According to dispatch, the crash occurred around 10:19 a.m on Long Lake Drive between 14 Mile and 13 Mile roads.

Aimey Nystrom was mowing her lawn when, she said, she heard tires screeching. 

"I came around the corner of my house and [saw] the car flip, and it went into a tree," Nystrom said. 

The driver over-corrected her vehicle, went into a yaw, went airborne and stuck a tree, said Sgt. Corey Luce of Kent County Sheriff's Department. 

Luce said Turoski was the only person involved in the accident, and they don't know yet why she crashed.

"We can't speak to cell phone use," he said. "We can't speak to any other distraction. We can't even speak to whether there was an animal in the road or not."

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