Man killed in single-car crash on EB I-196

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — A man was killed in a single-car crash on eastbound I-196 Tuesday morning, according to Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputies.

Gregory Jay Folkert, 46, was driving eastbound on I-196 near M-6 before 5 a.m. when he lost control and hit the overpass wall. Then the car was engulfed in flames.

Folkert was not wearing his seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle. When first responders arrived, they attempted to perform CPR but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.


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