VERGENNES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Deputies say when investigators arrived on the scene of a crash near Lowell, they found a vehicle on fire and a man dead inside.
It happened shortly before 3 p.m. Monday in Vergennes Township, on Fallasburg Park Drive NE near its intersection with Heim Street, according to the Kent County Sheriff’s Office.
Two vehicles were involved in the crash, the office said.
Deputies said a 16-year-old girl from Lowell was driving north on Fallasburg Park Drive in a Chevrolet pickup truck when she crossed the center line. The truck hit a GMC Envoy head-on, according to KCSO.
When first responders arrived on scene, they found the 16-year-old hurt, and the other vehicle was on fire. After putting out the fire, they found a Saranac man dead inside, the sheriff’s office said.
Initially, the sheriff’s office said the Saranac man was 41 years old. On Tuesday, the sheriff’s office identified him as 31-year-old Kyle DeDonado. A GoFundMe account has been set up to support his family.
KCSO said first responders were initially responding to a report of a car fire, but they quickly learned the fire had stemmed from a crash.
The section of Fallasburg Park Drive between Heim Street and Lincoln Avenue was closed Monday afternoon because of the crash, according to KCSO. Deputies asked drivers to seek another route.
The sheriff’s office is investigating.