Police say the family of three traveled north on Fruit Ridge Avenue at around 3:40 p.m. local time when the fatal crash occurred. A 39-year-old man driving west on 6 Mile Road NW ran the stop sign at the intersection with Fruit Ridge Avenue, crashing his car into the family’s van.
After the initial collision, a southbound pickup truck slammed into the van, according to MLive. Megan Cook, the 17-year-old passenger of the van, died at the scene of the collision. Her parents, 49-year-old Beth Cook and 53-year-old Randall Cook sustained non-life-threatening injuries and received treatment at an area hospital.
The unidentified 39-year-old driver and the driver of the pickup truck did not suffer from injuries, reports MLive. Although the crash is currently under investigation, officials believe alcohol to be a factor in the deadly crash.
The following information regarding impaired driving is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):