BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Kent County sheriff’s deputies say one person was killed when he crashed his car into a tree in Byron Township.
It happened at 12:50 a.m. Sunday on 68th Street SW, east of Wilson Avenue SW.
Deputies say the driver was eastbound on 68th Street when he lost control of his car and struck a tree.
The driver, 18-year-old Tyler Vanderwest, a Wyoming resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies say he was not wearing his seat belt.
The crash is under investigation, but deputies say speed appears to have been a factor.