Passenger Killed in Crash, Driver Arrested

Posted at 1:12 PM, Dec 22, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-24 08:00:37-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A  woman was killed in a crash early Saturday morning.

It happened around 4:05 a.m. near the intersection of 3rd Street and Fremont Avenue NW.

Police say Michelle Katherine Caverley, 22, of Grand Rapids, was a passenger in a minivan that apparently left the road and struck a tree.

Police say the woman ended up outside of the van and the driver took off.

Caverley was taken to Spectrum Butterworth but died as a result of the crash.

Alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash, police added.

The driver was located and arrested.

The case was handed over to the Kent County Prosecuter’s Office.