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27-year-old charged in fatal US-131 crash that killed teen

Ryan Michael Carter, 27, of Grand Rapids was arraigned in the 61st District Court on Thursday.
Credit: Kent County Sheriff's Office

A Grand Rapids man was arraigned Friday following a crash on NB US-131 that killed a 15-year-old boy in early July.

According to Michigan State Police, Ryan Michael Carter, 27, of Grand Rapids was arraigned in the 61st District Court for the following offenses:

Count 1: OWI causing death

Count 2: Failure to stop at the scene of an accident, when at fault, resulting in death.

Count 3: OWI causing serious injury.

Count 4: Failure to stop at the scene of accident, resulting in serious impairment or dearth.

Count 5: False report of a felony. 

RELATED: 1 killed, another critically injured in single-vehicle crash on US-131 in Grand Rapids

Carter is alleged to be the driver of the vehicle crash on July 6, 2021, that killed a 15-year-old boy and critically injured a 15-year-old passenger. 

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