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19-year-old Berkley man killed in crash

The Berkley Police Department is releasing few details about a fatal car accident Friday that resulted in the death of 19-year-old Mitchell Garrant.

Officers were dispatched to the area of 38 Jerome Street around 10:40 p.m. for a reported motor vehicle accident. Once police arrived they located Garrant and pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police would not release any further details about the crash as to whether Garrant was the passenger or driver of the vehicle or the circumstances surrounding the accident.

However a neighbor told NBC10 that she saw Garrant’s body lying on the side of the road and that two cars were pulled over. The neighbor added that neither car appeared to have damage.

By Saturday afternoon friends of Garrant had built a makeshift memorial near an electrical pole on Jerome Street where the accident happened.

“I was crushed,” said friend Matty Duckworth. “Amazing kid, never a dull moment with him, always make you smile.”

Friends told NBC10 Garrant who was affectionately known as “Stump” was a 2015 graduate of Somerset Berkley Regional High School and played on the football team.

“He always had a smile on his face,” said former teammate Noah Julius. “He would always know what to say if you were down.”

Friends added that Garrant lived on Jerome Street less than two miles from where the accident happened.

Berkley Police continue to investigate the incident.

Source: NBC