Man Dies After 15-Year-Old Unlicensed Driver Hits His Car

Posted at 8:04 AM, Jun 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-27 08:07:28-04

LAGRANGE TWP, Mich — A 15-year-old unlicensed driver may be at fault in a fatal crash in Cass County.

The county sheriff’s department says in a media release that 15-year-old Sonia Sahavedra of Eau Claire was driving northbound on Daily Road, when she didn’t stop at the stop sign at Pokagon Highway. It all happened around 1:44 p.m. Wednesday, June 26.

Sahavedra’s vehicle hit another car, driven by 40-year-old Adam Koppy of Jones. Koppy’s vehicle then slid into oncoming traffic, and he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The driver of the oncoming vehicle, 50-year-old Brenda Smith of Bridgeman, was taken to the hospital to be treated.

Sahavedra was not injured, and her 16-year-old passenger was not injured either.

The crash remains under investigation.