Update: 19-Year-Old Killed in Car Accident

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The deceased driver is identified as Blake Hamilton of Eaton Rapids.

HAMLIN TWP., EATON CO. - A 19-year-old man is killed in a car accident late Tuesday night. Eaton County Sheriff's Office has not yet released the name of the Eaton Rapids man.

The accident occurred at about 10:15 p.m. on Bellevue Highway near Springport Road in Hamlin Township.

Investigators say the 19-year-old was the driver and sole occupant of the car that ran off the road and into a field. The driver was not wearing his seatbelt, and was thrown from the car.

Emergency medical technicians rushed the man to Sparrow Hospital, but he died some time later. The accident remains under investigation.

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