Student Driver in Fatal Crash

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Police say a car driven by a 15-year-old student driver turned into oncoming traffic and was broadsided by a van.

Yesterday's crash in Otsego County's Elmira Township killed the student and his instructor.

Zachary Stevens of Gaylord and 52-year-old Valentine Kapture of Lewiston were pronounced dead at the scene. Two other students ages 14 and 15 were riding the back seat and were hospitalized after the crash.

The 51-year-old driver of the van also was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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