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.