Niles man charged after crash that killed 16-year-old girl

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A Niles, Mich., man was charged in connection to a crash that killed a 16-year-old girl and injured another teen in May.

Jeffrey Robert Jackson, 21, was charged with a moving violation causing death and a moving violation causing serious injury, according to Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz. He faces up to a a year and 93 days behind bars and up to $2,500 in fines if convicted of both charges.

Jackson’s pickup truck collided with an SUV at the intersection of Dailey Road and Pine Lake Street in Cass County on May 3.

Makayla McKenzie, who was driving the SUV, was killed in the crash. A 17-year-old girl who was also in the SUV suffered a broken jaw.

Fitz said that Jackson was traveling at 61 mph in a 55 mph zone and didn’t stop at a stop sign before the crash.

Jackson was arrested Wednesday night. He’s being held in Cass County Jail on $30,000 bond.

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