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Van Buren Township, Mich. — A 17-year-old was charged Friday in connection with a crash that killed a 64-year-old man.

Micaiah Carlin Minor, who authorities say was driving without a license, is charged with second-degree murder.

The crash occurred at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in Van Buren Township in the area of Belleville and Ecorse roads, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said.

Van Buren Township police officers found John Robert McElreath in his vehicle, which had significant damage and was stopped in an open grass field. EMS transported him to the hospital, where he died from his injuries. 

Minor was found in a damaged vehicle and taken to the hospital for his injuries.

He was allegedly speeding south on Belleville Road when he ran through a red light, crossed over a double yellow line and into northbound traffic, striking McElreath's car, the Prosecutor's Office said.

He was expected to be arraigned after 11 a.m. Saturday in 34th District Court in Romulus.

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