ARLINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say a man was killed in a single-car crash near Bangor early Thursday morning.
The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened shortly before 2:30 a.m. Thursday on M-43 near 52nd Street in Arlington Township, east of Bangor.
The sheriff’s office said investigators believe the vehicle was heading westbound on M-43 when it left the roadway and struck multiple trees. The car broke apart, and part of it caught on fire.
The driver, a 21-year-old Bangor man, was thrown from the vehicle and died from his injuries, according to the sheriff’s office. His name has not been released.
Investigators believe speed was a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.