Sheriff’s Dept.: Man dies after truck tire explodes

RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – A man who was injured after a front tire ruptured on his dump truck causing him to lose control has died, according to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department..

Deputies say Darrel Hitchcock, 63, of Allegan died Monday at Borgess Hospital.

The crash happened around 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19 in the 6800 block of M-89 in Richland Township.

After the tire exploded, the dump truck left the road and hit several trees before landing in a large embankment.

Speed and alcohol were not factors in the crash which remains under investigation.

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