Authorities ID teen killed in Kent County crash

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SPARTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A 16-year-old girl was killed in a crash in Sparta Township Wednesday.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department said the driver lost control and hit a tree around 10:20 a.m. Wednesday in the 11000 block of Long Lake Drive, between 14 Mile and 15 Mile roads.

A neighbor told 24 Hour News 8 she heard screeching tires and a loud crash before discovering the wreckage. She said the 2000 Pontiac sedan rolled multiple times before hitting the tree.

Investigators said the driver, Mya Jane Turoski of Sparta, died at the scene.

Authorities shut down the roadway during the investigation, but it has since reopened.

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