Police: Fire, deadly crash near Kalamazoo connected

Kalamazoo County

KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Police say a suspicous fire and deadly crash near Kalamazoo Thursday morning are connected.

Robert Timothy Allen, 34, was the victim of the fatal car crash and lived in the home were the fire happened, investigators found.

The single-car crash happened around 10:30 a.m. on Nazareth Road between G and Parchmount avenues. Allen was the only person in the car and died at the scene, according to police.

Kalamazoo Township Police Chief Bryan Ergang said authorities also responded around the same time to a house fire about a block south of the crash on Enterprise Drive.

Nazareth Road was shut down while emergency responders were on the scene, but reopened before 1:30 p.m.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kalamazoo Township police at 269.381.0391 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

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