Teen Killed While Returning From Fireworks Display

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A car carrying four people from a fireworks show in Monroe County crashed into a median on Interstate 75, killing a 15-year-old girl.

Berlin Fire Chief Paul Barron says the girl was thrown from the car and hit by another vehicle Tuesday night. He tells the Monroe Evening News "it was awful."

Three others in the car, including a 19-year-old driver, didn't have serious injuries. Emergency crews were at the scene near Newport Road until 3 a.m. Wednesday.

The girl who died was a student at Riverview High School. Her name was not immediately released.


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  • by SideOfBacon on Jul 5, 2012 at 06:38 AM
    sad story that could have probably been 100% avoidable. if she was thrown from the vehicle it is likely she wasn't wearing a seat belt. even in the back seat 15 year olds are required to wear safety belts. from MSP: "Passengers 8-15 to buckle up in all seating positions"
  • by Cisco Flores Location: Jckson mich on Jul 4, 2012 at 07:46 PM
    My prayers go out to her and her family.
    Prayers go out the parent of the girl and there loss

  • by Anonymous on Jul 4, 2012 at 07:32 PM
    I am so terribly sad to hear this news, MY heart breaks for this family. I am so Very sorry for your loss.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 4, 2012 at 05:26 PM
    Prayers for the family of this child and for the other people in the car.
  • by Fred Location: Fowlerville on Jul 4, 2012 at 03:53 PM
    So sad. My sister died when she was 15, hit by a car. The family will never be the same again. So sad....
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      by Anonymous on Jul 7, 2012 at 07:44 AM in reply to Fred
      why do people always have to bring up what happened in their life when the story isn't about them? Godbless the family of the teen girl that died.
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