HOWARD CITY, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities have identified the teen driver who was killed in a fiery crash in Howard City Saturday.
The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office identified the driver as 18-year-old Reece Anthony Nice.
The crash happened around 5:05 p.m. Saturday on Lake Michigan Drive. Deputies say an 18-year-old man was heading west on Lake Montcalm Road when he veered onto the north side of the road, over corrected and hit a tree.
The vehicle caught fire after the crash. Deputies say an 18-year-old woman who was a passenger in the vehicle escaped, but the driver died inside the wreckage.
Deputies said believe speed was a factor in the crash, but the investigation is ongoing.
Loved ones of Nice have created a GoFundMe page to help cover funeral expenses.