Police ID driver in fatal crash on US-131

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PORTAGE, Mich. (WOOD) — Investigators are trying to determine what led to a fatal one-vehicle crash on US-131 that critically injured a man.

The crash happened at 11:02 a.m. Friday at U.S.-131 near the 29 mile marker.

Police have identified the driver as 38-year-old Michael Wood, a Schoolcraft resident. Rescue crews had cut him out of his vehicle.

Police said he was taken to the hospital, where he later died.>>Inside woodtv.com: Map of current traffic conditions

Details on what caused the crash haven’t been released yet.

Authorities blocked US-131 south of W. Centre Avenue to investigate the crash. Traffic was getting through by traveling through the rest area.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Portage Department of Public Safety at 269.329.4567 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

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