MARTIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Police say it likely took hours for a deadly crash along the highway near Martin to be discovered over the weekend.
The man killed was identified Monday as David Butela, 44, of Grand Rapids.
The crash happened along southbound US-131 about a mile north of 116th Avenue in Martin Township. Michigan State Police say emergency responders were called there around 7 a.m. Sunday by someone who noticed the crash, but that it likely happened hours before that.
Emergency crews found Butela dead in the driver’s seat.
MSP says its investigation found the car was headed south on US-131, left the right side of the road at a high rate of speed and then rolled repeatedly.
Alcohol is believed to have been involved, MSP said.