PORTLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — 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.