Teen killed in crash on snowy Michigan highway

Teen killed in crash on snowy Michigan highway. (File - MGN)

A 17-year-old Ionia girl has been killed in a two-car crash on a snowy and slushy mid-Michigan highway.

The Clinton County sheriff's office says the teen was a passenger in a 2003 Chrysler that lost control about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in Bengal Township, north of Lansing.

The vehicle crossed the centerline and was struck broadside by another vehicle. The 17-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 16-year-old driver of the Chrysler and the 59-year-old driver of the second vehicle were taken to a Lansing hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Sheriff's officials say the crash is under investigation.

Nearly a half-dozen traffic deaths in Michigan have been blamed on poor road conditions from the early spring snow storm.

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