REYNOLDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — One person is dead after an explosive crash in Montcalm County.
Dispatchers confirmed the crash happened around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday at Yankee and Reed roads in Reynolds Township, north of Howard City.
Dispatchers say a vehicle hit a tree and exploded. Police say the 29-year-old male driver, who was the only person inside the vehicle, died.
The crash forced authorities to close northbound Reed Road. The roadway reopened shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Authorities say speed is believed to be a factor in the crash.
However, troopers do not think alcohol or distracted driving were involved.
Michigan State Police continue to investigate the crash.