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24-year-old killed in snowy car crash in Grand Traverse Co.

Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office on Monday said that one person was killed in a car crash Sunday.

On Nov. 26 at 9:44 a.m., a white BMW driven by a 24-year-old male from Illinois was traveling south on County Road 633 near Bartlett Road when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck a white Ford Escape travelling north, deputies said. The Escape was driven by a 21-year-old from Traverse City, they said.

The initial collision caused a northbound white Honda CRV (which was behind the Ford Escape) that was driven by a 46-year-old from Traverse City to then collide with the white Ford Escape, deputies said.

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The driver of the white BMW died because of the injuries caused by the crash, deputies said. Other drivers and passengers suffered non-life-threatening injuries and received medical treatment at Munson Medical Center.

Roads were snow-covered, slushy and icy at the time of the crash, and snow was falling, deputies said. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

Deputies are still investigating the crash.

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