1 killed after vehicle hits tree, catches fire

HOWARD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – Troopers arrived to the scene of an accident where a vehicle went off the road and was on fire Friday.

The accident happened around 2 a.m. Friday on Pine Lake Street near Conrad Road in Howard Township, east of Niles, according to Michigan State Police news release.

When police arrived to the scene, the driver was dead inside a 1996, four-door Chevy Blazer, the release said.

The body was taken to the hospital for an autopsy. Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.

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