Car driven by teen in fatal crash was traveling 124 mph

Posted at 10:54 AM, May 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-27 10:54:21-04

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The car driven by a 16-year-old boy was traveling 124 miles per hour when the car went out of control near Albion, Michigan, and caused a head-on crash that killed the youth and two women on Sunday.

According to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department, the crash investigators were able to get information from an event data recorder from the teen’s car that showed the speed of the car in the incident.

After the youth lost control, the car crossed the median on I-94 and collided head-on with another vehicle. The 16-year-old died, and a 74-year-old Jackson woman and a 77-year-old Ohio woman in the other vehicle died. Four others were injured.

The sheriff’s department said the crash investigation may take weeks to complete.