1 killed in crash near Big Rapids

BARTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A 17-year-old driver was killed Wednesday morning after losing control of her vehicle and colliding with oncoming traffic.

It happened shortly after 8 a.m. on 13 Mile Road near N. Beech Avenue in Barton Township, northwest of Big Rapids.

Investigators say the 17-year-old woman from Norton Shores lost control of her vehicle on slippery, hitting an oncoming pickup truck. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the pickup truck only received minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

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