18-year-old killed in crash was GR Catholic Central student

Posted at 3:27 AM, Mar 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-17 03:39:56-04

CANNON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — One person is dead and a teenager is seriously injured following a crash involving two vehicles in Kent County late Thursday night.

The crash took place around 9:22 p.m. at the intersection of Cannonsburg Road NE and Egypt Valley Ave NE in Cannon Township.

Police say a Mercury Sable driven by Jared Thomas Pilczuk, 18, of Rockford, failed to yield the right of way when attempting to make a turn. The Sable was struck by an approaching Honda Accord driven by a 60-year-old man.

Pilczuk was killed in the crash. His 14-year-old passenger, his brother, Nicholas, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

Pilczuk was a student at Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School. Nicholas is an 8th grader at Our Lady of Consolation Catholic School in Rockford.  The school posted a statement Friday on their Facebook page: