Grand Rapids woman killed in crash on I-96 near Saranac

Grand Rapids

BOSTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash on I-96 near Saranac on New Year’s Day, Michigan State Police say.

It happened around 10 a.m. Friday on westbound I-96 near Nash Avenue in Boston Township. Troopers say a 47-year-old Grand Rapids woman drove her 2002 Honda Passenger off the road and crashed into several trees.

MSP said their investigation found the woman was speeding when she tried to pass a car in the right lane, then lost control and crashed.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name was not released Saturday.

Police believe alcohol and speed were the primary factors in the crash. The woman was also not wearing a seat belt, which may have played a role in her death, according to troopers on scene.

Anyone with information about the crash should reach out to MSP’s Lakeview Post at 989.352.8444.

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