Deputies: Man, 18, killed in Byron Twp. crash

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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.