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Teen killed after trying to make car go airborne

PAW PAW TWP., Mich. (WZZM) -- An 18-year-old Paw Paw Township woman is dead after deputies say she was trying to get her car to go airborne over a bridge.

The one-car crash happened about 6:00pm Sunday evening in the 36000 block of 64th Avenue in Van Buren County.

Deputies say that Emily Rose Lauer was driving at a high rate of speed west bound on 64th as she went over a small bridge. She lost control of her 2000 Pontiac Grand Am and went off the south side of the road, striking a tree and rolling over several times.

A 16-year-old girl in the front passenger's seat escaped with minor scrapes and bruises. An 18-year-old man in the back seat was taken to Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo with serious head and facial injuries. Their identities are not being released by police.

The Van Buren County Sheriff's Department reports that the 16-year-old is a current student in Paw Paw Public Schools and Lauer and the 18-year-old man had attended Paw Paw schools in the past. Grief counselors will be available to students today.