GRATTAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say a man was killed and another was injured in a fiery crash near Lowell Thursday morning.
The crash happened around 6:30 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Lincoln Lake and 5 Mile roads in Grattan Township, north of Lowell.
In a news release, the Kent County Sheriff’s Office said a Toyota Tacoma, driven by a 62-year-old Cannon Township man, was heading eastbound on 5 Mile Road when he ran the stop at the intersection. A northbound Dodge Ram, driven by a 23-year-old Belding man, struck the passenger side of the Tacoma.
The crash caused the Tacoma to catch fire. The sheriff’s office told News 8 that the driver was trapped unconscious inside the vehicle. The 62-year-old Cannon Township man was pronounced dead.
The 23-year-old Belding man received serious injuries, according to KCSO.
Their names have not been released.
The crash remains under investigation.
The intersection of Lincoln Lake and 5 Mile roads was closed for several hours as authorities investigated and worked to clear the scene. It reopened around 10:45 a.m. Thursday.