Driver killed in fiery crash on I-96 near Nunica

Ottawa County

CROCKERY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are investigating after a person was killed in a fiery crash on I-96 in Ottawa County early Tuesday.

It happened around 1:40 a.m. on westbound I-96 at the Nunica rest area.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said the driver was heading westbound when their vehicle left the road and hit several trees. The vehicle was engulfed in flames when deputies arrived.

The driver was pronounced dead on scene. Authorities are working to identify the person.

Deputies are still investigating, but believe speed was a factor in the crash.

Anyone who saw the crash is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 616.738.4000, Ottawa County Central Dispatch at 1.800.249.0911 or Silent Observer at 877.887.4536.

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