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Sixteen-year-old killed in Kalkaska County crash

One person was killed in a head-on crash in Kalkaska County late Tuesday afternoon.

One person was killed in a head-on crash in Kalkaska County late Tuesday afternoon.

It happened around 4:45 p.m. on 571 between M-72 and 612.

Authorities say a gray 2011 Ford Focus, with two people inside, was driving on 571 when it crossed the center line and hit a garbage truck head on.

The 16-year-old male driver of the gray car was killed. A 16-year-old female passenger from Mancelona was taken to Munson Medical Center and is listed in critical condition.

The garbage truck driver, a 46-year-old man from Mancelona, was medically cleared at the scene.

Authorities say speed was a factor in the crash, but they're still investigating.



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