Deputies identify driver in fatal Barry Co. crash

Barry County
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HOPE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The Barry County Sheriff’s Office identified the driver that died Saturday night after hitting a tree with his vehicle.

Authorities say the driver was 29-year-old Benjamin Stenger from Delton.

The investigation shows that Stenger was traveling westbound on Keller Road near Otis Lake Road when the vehicle ran off the roadway and collided with a tree just before 7:30 p.m.

Stenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say speed appears to be a factor. It is unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were a factor.

This crash is still under investigation.

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