1 killed, 2 injured after car hits pole in SE Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS Mich. (WOOD) — A man was killed and two others were injured in a single-car crash in southeast Grand Rapids early Wednesday morning.

The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Dickinson Street SE and Horton Avenue SE.

The Grand Rapids Police Department said investigators believe the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed on eastbound Dickinson when the driver lost control and struck a pole on Horton. The crash caused the car to catch fire. A passerby was able to get three people out of the vehicle before authorities arrived.

The driver of the vehicle, a 26-year-old Grand Rapids man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The two passengers were taken to the hospital with serious injuries, according to GRPD.

Their names have not yet been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616.456.3380 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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