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Fatal crash closes Southbound US-131

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Posted at 11:39 PM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-08 03:48:53-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Troopers were called to a two car crash on US-131 just north of Burton St. around 10:40 p.m. Friday night.

A southbound 2018 Chevrolet sedan was speeding and weaving between traffic when it hit a 2017 Buick, according to Michigan State Police.

The Chevy then lost control and drove off the freeway.

After hitting a telephone pole, the 20-year-old female driver was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene.

Her passenger was taken to Butterworth Hospital by a family member and is expected to be ok.

The 25-year-old female driver of the Buick had no reported injuries.

Alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, although the investigation is still ongoing.

We will update as information becomes available.