Driver killed in fiery crash on I-96 in Ionia Co.

Ionia County
generic michigan state police generic msp_1524789127637.jpg

PORTLAND, Mich. (WOOD) β€” A driver was killed in a fiery crash on I-96 in Ionia County early Wednesday morning.

It happened shortly before 1 a.m. on I-96 near Kent Street in Portland, in eastern Ionia County.

Michigan State Police said a 2016 Buick was heading westbound on I-96 when it left the roadway, struck a tree and caught fire.

Once the fire was out, state police said the driver was found dead inside the vehicle.

It’s unknown if the driver was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, which remains under investigation.

State police have not released the driver’s name at this time.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Know something newsworthy? Report It!

News 8 Links