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CTA Cross Country Teams Charging Ahead 


The Charger Girls’ Cross Country team works together at the Independent Conference Meet.

The Charger Girls’ Cross Country team works together at the Independent Conference Meet.

The 2015 Creative Technologies Academy Cross Country Team has already participated in their first two races: Kent City Long Lake Invitational and their first  Independent Conference Meet. Running for this year’s varsity girls’ team is senior Kaleigh Keech and freshman Brianne Calkins. This year’s boys’ varsity team consists of junior, Ethan Lehman; sophomores Les Miner, James Hofstra, Dawson Armstrong, and Jonathan LeTourneau; freshman, Dawson Ingersoll. The current school team has strong and seasoned runners who are serving as mentors to the newer and younger middle school runners. There are eight runners in grades 6-8 participating in cross country this season. And while the current high school team is going strong, CTA is also excited for the future with a strong and growing middle school team. With eleven meets left in the season, both the high school and the middle school teams are continuing to work hard and press on for a great 2015 cross country season!

Junior Ethan Lehman uses the knowledge of his years of racing as he mentors the Middle School CTA Cross Country Team.

Junior Ethan Lehman uses the knowledge of his years of racing as he mentors the Middle School CTA Cross Country Team.

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Son charged in mother’s death


 

Photo from wood-tv.com

Photo from wood-tv.com

 

Lorenzo Martinez

Lorenzo Martinez

A Pierson man has been charged with negligent homicide in the auto accident death of his mother, also from Pierson.

According to D/Lt. Jim Christiansen, of the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred just after noon on Friday, April 6. Alicia Keech, 45, was driving westbound in the 9600 block of Apple Avenue (near the county waste facility), when her son, Lorenzo Martinez, 20, who was the front seat passenger, jerked the steering wheel, causing Keech’s SUV to cross the centerline and hit an eastbound semi.

Keech was killed instantly.

Photo from wood-tv.com

Photo from wood-tv.com

Lorenzo Martinez suffered a head injury and was taken to the hospital. Two backseat passengers, Martin Martinez, 26, of Cedar Springs, and Jamie Kinsley, 30, also of Cedar Springs, also suffered injuries. All were wearing seatbelts. The semi truck driver was not injured.

Lorenzo Martinez was arrested and charged with negligent homicide when he was released from the hospital on Friday. According to police, he has had a history of mental health issues, and is currently being evaluated.

Alicia Keech

Alicia Keech

Keech was an employee at Wesco in Cedar Springs. She was born in Muskegon, and graduated from Reeths-Puffer High School. Family and friends met at Bliss Witters & Pike Funeral Home in Cedar Springs Wednesday. No funeral service is scheduled.

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