15-year-old seriously hurt in Westland crash that closed Newburgh Road

Road closed Thursday morning between Ford Road, Cherry Hill

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WESTLAND, Mich. – Drivers are being asked to avoid part of Newburgh Road in Westland on Thursday morning due to a car crash that occurred in the area.

At around 6:50 a.m. on Dec. 8, a car crash occurred in the area of Newburgh Road and Marquette Avenue, which is between Ford Road and Cherry Hill. A 15-year-old was seriously hurt in the crash, police said.

Authorities have not yet said what happened.

As of 7:53 a.m., southbound Newburgh Road was closed between Ford Road and Cherry Hill, and would be for about two hours, police said. The public was asked to find an alternate route.

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