MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The Michigan State Police Grand Rapids Post is helping investigate a fatal car crash that happened early Friday morning.
The fatal crash only involved one vehicle and happened on Skyline Drive near US-31 in Muskegon Township around 1:45 a.m.
Originally, a Muskegon city police officer was responding to a well-being check on Memorial Causeway near Skyline where it appeared a man was standing outside of his car on the side of the road.
When the officer arrived, the man, a 40-year-old from Twin Lake, got back in his vehicle and sped off on Skyline on the wrong side of the road. The police officer did not give chase.
Later, OnStar called Muskegon Central Dispatch to say the vehicle was involved in a crash on Skyline near US-31.
The investigation of the crash showed the man was traveling at a high rate of speed when he left the wrong side of the road down an embankment and hit a tree.
The man was taken by ambulance to Mercy Health Hospital, where he later died.