18-yr-old Paw Paw Woman Dead After Crash

By: AP
By: AP

PAW PAW TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities say an 18-year-old woman is dead after trying to make the car she was driving go airborne at a small bridge in southwestern Michigan. The Van Buren County sheriff's department says the crash happened Sunday evening in Van Buren County's Paw Paw Township, about 50 miles southwest of Grand Rapids.

The driver, who was from Paw Paw, died of her injuries. The sheriff's department says a 16-year-old girl and 18-year-old man were injured.

Investigators say the car was traveling at a high rate of speed on a dirt road. It went over the bridge, hit a tree and rolled after the driver lost control.

The crash is under investigation.

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