Driver distracted by sandwich, GPS tied to deadly crash in Michigan

GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A teenager has been killed in western Michigan in a multi-vehicle crash that’s being blamed on a driver who was distracted by a sandwich and his GPS device.

The Ottawa County sheriff’s office says the victim is 13-year-old David Talsma of Hudsonville.

He was in a Toyota van driven by a 16-year-old when the vehicle was struck Monday by a Chevrolet pickup truck on Interstate 196 in Georgetown Township.

The 40-year-old pickup driver from Crown Point, Indiana, told deputies that he was eating a sandwich and looking at a GPS device. He apparently didn’t realize that traffic was slowing down for a construction zone.

Three more cars were involved in the crash.

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