TRAVERSE CITY — A Lake Leelanau teen who was behind the wheel of a vehicle involved in a two-car crash that killed two people tested positive for the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, authorities said.

Prosecutors have for weeks awaited toxicology test results before deciding whether to charge Tyler LeVeque, 17, with a crime after he ran a stop sign in Centerville Township early Aug. 23 and collided with a pickup truck driven by Brian Nachazel, 31, of Cedar, who died at the scene.

Those test results arrived at Leelanau County Prosecutor's Office late Wednesday, and showed LeVeque tested positive for THC, Leelanau County Prosecutor Joe Hubbell said. He said he's considering charging options and expects to review investigators' warrant requests. 

LeVeque was driving with two other Glen Lake varsity football players, Drake Hendershot, 17, of Empire, and Peyton Picard, 16, of Maple City, at the time of the accident. Investigators said LeVeque sped through a stop sign on hilly Schomberg Road when his car collided with Nachazel's pickup truck.

Hendershot died from injuries sustained during the crash after spending more than a week in critical condition at Munson Medical Center.

Hubbell said test results also showed that neither Hendershot nor Picard had alcohol or other illegal substances in their systems. 

See Friday's Record-Eagle for more details.

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