Truck crashes into marsh near Hastings; 1 dead

Barry County

HASTINGS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man was killed in a crash south of Hastings early Sunday.

He was identified as Matthew Rick, 44, of Hastings.

The crash happened around 1 a.m. near the intersection of M-37 and M-79 in Hastings Township.

The Barry County Sheriff’s Office said Rick’s pickup truck went through the stop sign and hit a power pole on the side of the road. The truck ended up in a marshy area.

Emergency responders pulled the truck from the water but Rick died at the scene.

Authorities say speed was a factor in the crash, but they don’t yet know if drugs or alcohol were involved. Rick was wearing his seat belt.

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