A 16-year-old Kentwood girl was killed in a two-car accident late Monday afternoon near Coopersville, said Sgt. Steve Austin of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department.
Gabriella Valente, the only occupant of her vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene, Austin said.
Valente was driving east on Garfield Street at about 5:39 p.m. when she failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of 48th Avenue, Austin said. The teen's 1997 Saturn was struck in the driver's door by a 1998 Ford van driven by Jason Silvas, 31, of Coopersville.