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Sparta teen killed in crash

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A 19-year-old Sparta teen dies in a one vehicle crash late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. 

Sparta Police Chief said that Joshua J. Michel was last seen leaving the Harris Crossing Bar around 11:30 p.m.

On Sunday morning, at 11:39 a.m., officers responded to a crash at Walrath Street at the Farmer's Valley Creek Bridge. 

There they found the vehicle on the east side of the creek. Michel was partially ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. 

The investigation by police showed that as the vehicle was headed east on Walrath, it went off the road, crossed the creek, and landed on some large rocks. 

The crash is believed to have happened several hours before officers went to the scene.

Speed and alcohol are believed to be contributing factors according to the statement from Sparta Police. 

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