LOWELL, MI – A 24-year-old year old woman from Lowell was killed in an early morning car accident on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 at the intersection of Vergennes Street and Alden Nash Avenue.
An off-duty Grand Rapids police officer located the wrecked car on the side of Vergennes SE. The driver of a 1999 Ford Taurus, 22-year-old Brian Welch, of Lowell, had been traveling west, when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. The crash happened around 7 a.m.
His passenger, 24-year-old year old Kristina Garza, also from Lowell, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident remains under investigation. Authorities do not believe that alcohol was a factor in the accident.