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A Grand Rapids area man is pleading no contest to a drunk driving accident that killed a Mecosta County teen last November.

 

This morning in Kent County Circuit Court, 40-year old Ted Vandenbrink pleaded no contest to a felony charge of operating while intoxicated in connection to a three car accident that killed a 17-year old Morley girl.

 

Police say on November 13th,  Vandenbrink was traveling west on 6 Mile Rd NW when he went through a stop sign and struck a mini van which then collided with another pickup truck.

 

The driver of the mini van, 49-year old Beth Cook and her passengers 53-year old Randell Cook received minor injuries while 17-year old Meghan Cook died at the scene from her injuries.

 

Vandenbrink faces up to 15 years in prison when he's sentenced next month.   

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