UPDATE: 1 dead, 3 others hurt after crash shuts down portion of U.S. 131

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ALLEGAN COUNTY (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - One person is dead and three others are in the hospital after a single-car crash Sunday morning.

It happened on U.S. 131 near the Wayland exit around 2:30 a.m. A portion of the highway was closed to traffic, along with 12th street which is the access road next to U.S. 131, for several hours.

Officials tell Newschannel 3 when they arrived on scene, one person in the car was dead. Three others were taken to Metro Health Hospital in Grand Rapids with minor injuries.

Allegan County deputies said 4 teenage girls were in the vehicle. They said a passenger in the backseat was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. She was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle is under investigation for a possible DUI.

U.S. 131 is back open to traffic, but 12th street next to the freeway is still closed.

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