HOPKINS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — One teenager was killed and another was injured in a rollover crash west of Wayland Friday afternoon.
It happened around 12:15 p.m. in front of a home in the 3000 block of on 20th Street, near 136th Avenue on the border of Dorr and Hopkins townships.
The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office says two teen girls, Emileigh Bryxbe, who recently got her driver's permit and another girl who is not old enough to drive, took an SUV that belonged to the Bryxbe's mother, without her parent's knowledge.
Investigators say Bryxbe wanted to teach the younger one how to drive before she started driver's education soon. At some point during the trip, Bryxbe let the younger girl take the wheel, deputies say. The younger girl was driving along 20th, which is a gravel road, when she started going too fast and lost control.
The SUV rolled and Bryxbe was thrown from the passenger's seat of the vehicle. Firefighters and deputies tired to resuscitate her, but she died at the scene.
The sheriff's office previously told 24 Hour News 8 the young driver was hospitalized in critical condition; however in a Friday afternoon news release, the Allegan County Sheriff's Office said the driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for observation.
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