Person killed in crash on M-231 near Allendale

Ottawa County

Emergency responders on the scene of a deadly crash on M-231 in Robinson Township on Aug. 9, 2021.

ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say a Muskegon man was killed in a crash on M-231 west of Allendale Monday morning.

The crash happened around 6:40 a.m. on M-231 near Buchanan Street, north of Lake Michigan Drive, in Robinson Township.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says a southbound car left the road and hit a tree, sparking a small fire in the engine compartment. Firefighters doused the fire and worked to free the driver, who was pinned in. They got him out, but he died at the scene.

The name of the driver has not yet been released, but authorities said he was a 29-year-old man from Muskegon.

Both directions of M-231 were closed between Lincoln Street and Lake Michigan Drive as authorities investigated and cleared the scene. The road has since reopened.

Authorities are still investigating what caused the crash. They said alcohol and speed do not appear to have been involved.

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