Man Dies After 15-Year-Old Unlicensed Driver Hits His Car

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car-crash-stop-signLAGRANGE TWP, Mich — A 15-year-old unlicensed driver may be at fault in a fatal crash in Cass County.

The county sheriff’s department says in a media release that 15-year-old Sonia Sahavedra of Eau Claire was driving northbound on Daily Road, when she didn’t stop at the stop sign at Pokagon Highway. It all happened around 1:44 p.m. Wednesday, June 26.

Sahavedra’s vehicle hit another car, driven by 40-year-old Adam Koppy of Jones. Koppy’s vehicle then slid into oncoming traffic, and he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The driver of the oncoming vehicle, 50-year-old Brenda Smith of Bridgeman, was taken to the hospital to be treated.

Sahavedra was not injured, and her 16-year-old passenger was not injured either.

The crash remains under investigation.

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7 comments

  • Sheryl A.M.

    I would like to send my prayers to and for the family of Adam Koppy who died in a car accident
    Wednesday the 22 2013

  • Siduri

    Of course they weren't injured. They never are.

    Hopefully vehicular homicide charges will be filed. And that Ms. Sahavedra will have a long time to contemplate behind bars about the life she took, and the family she bereaved, through her selfish, irresponsible actions.

  • Todd E.

    Question: Is this another case of an illegal alien (Oh, I'm sorry, Undocumented Worker) taking the life of a US citizen? RIP, Mr. Koppy.

  • someone who cares

    she wont get time or anything only thing she will get is a " you were a bad teen girl for driving dont do it again" . I have seen this way too many times. I am a medic .

  • Florida Resident

    I fogot to mention yesterday,I hope and that this 15 year old girl should not ever be able to drive
    She killed a innocent man,and if I recall when driving with a permit You Have To Have Someone 18 years old Or Legal Adult Driver with you
    According to the artical she actually caused 2 accidents in one and killed poor Mr Koppy