LINCOLN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - A young woman died after possibly falling asleep while driving home from a friend's residence and crashing her vehicle in Berrien County.
Officers responded early Friday morning to a 911 call of a rolled-over vehicle in the 2200 block of Linco Road in Lincoln Township. A passerby spotted the car after the crash.
Officers and rescue personnel arrived at the scene south of Stevensville and noticed the driver was trapped in the vehicle.
The victim was extricated and pronounced dead at the scene.
She has been identified as Angela Nitz-Leitch, 18, from Baroda, according to a news release.
Police said it appears she was driving her Oldsmobile Bravada east and lost control, causing the vehicle to briefly leave the road. She then apparently tried to get the vehicle back on the road, and that is when the car rolled over and came to rest on its roof.
She was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash, and it does not appear that alcohol or excessive speed were factors, police said.
There were no witnesses to the crash, which remains under investigation.
Nitz-Leitch was a 2013 Lakeshore High School graduate. The school’s crisis response team was notified to help students who may have known her cope with her death.
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