COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A Portage man was killed in a Monday morning crash in Comstock Township.
Just after 8:30 a.m., troopers with the Michigan State Police were sent to Sprink Road near the I-94 overpass for a crash.
Responding troopers learned that a small black Toyota SUV was traveling northbound on Sprinkle Road near the overpass. The driver, a 51-year-old Portage man, attempted to pass another Ford and sideswiped the vehicle, lost control, ran off the road and crashed into a utility pole.
The Portage man had to be extracted, MSP said. He died while at the hospital.
The driver of the Ford, a 70-year-old Vicksburg woman, was not hurt.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. MSP said alcohol does not appear to be a factor.
The road was shut down in both directions for several hours while crews cleared the scene and repaired the utility pole. It has since reopened.
Power was out for several customers in the area. According to the Consumers Energy Outage Map, power has been restored.
The crash remains under investigation.