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Alexis Danielle Brown-Johnson, 15, killed; Taliyah Zziwambazza, 19, and Bianca Monet Bland, 17, injured in single vehicle crash on U.S. 131 in Allegan, Michigan

Modified Date: 
Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:24am
Accident Date: 
Monday, March 20, 2017

Driver in fatal U.S.-131 crash freed as drunken driving probe continues

The driver of a car involved in a fatal crash early Sunday morning on U.S 131 near Wayland has been freed from custody as authorities await the results of tests to determine what role alcohol may have played in the mishap.

The 20-year-old Grand Rapids woman was being held at the Allegan County Correctional Facility after the vehicle she was driving left U.S. 131 south of the Wayland exit at about 2:40 a.m. on March 19 and crashed.

Victim of fatal US-131 crash identified as Grand Rapids teen

Kentwood resident Taliyah Zziwambazza, 19, and Bianca Monet Bland, 17, of Grand Rapids, were identified as two passengers who were injured.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Alexis Danielle Brown-Johnson
Taliyah Zziwambazza
Bianca Monet Bland
U.S. 131


The facts of the case and evidence show the passenger, Taliyah Zziwambazza jerked the string wheel to cause the accident out of anger at the driver. Taliyah was "drunk and p***** as f***!" When she grabbed the steering wheel causing the accident which led to the death of Alexis Brown-Johnson and the injuries of Bianca.

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