Teen Killed in Eaton County Accident

By: Cory Palm
By: Cory Palm

The three girls, ages 16, 14, and 12, respectively, were taken to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing following the accident. The 14-year-old was pronounced dead.

Police believe the driver of the truck, a 36-year-old Grand Ledge man, crossed the centerline on North River Highway, just east of Grand Ledge, and proceeded to leave the highway, hitting the girls.

Police believe alcohol was a factor in the accident.

The driver is in custody in an Eaton County jail and is awaiting arraignment.

As of Saturday night, the 16-year-old was in critical condition at Sparrow Hospital while the 12-year-old was in serious condition.

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