MSP investigating after fatal crash on U.S. 131

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan State troopers are investigating after a 2 vehicle crash left a 20-year-old female dead.

According to authorities the crash occurred just after 10:30 p.m. Friday night on U.S. 131 just north of Burton Street. Two vehicles were traveling south on the highway, a 2018 Chevrolet sedan was driving at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic when it struck a 2017 Buick sedan. The Chevrolet lost control and drove off the right shoulder of the freeway hitting a telephone pole.

The driver of the Chevrolet, a 20-year-old female, was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger sustained minor injuries and was transported to Butterworth Hospital by a family member.

The driver of the Buick, a 25-year-old female, sustained no injuries.

Police said alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact MSP Rockford Post at 616.866.4411.

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