Blown tire blamed for deadly Muskegon County crash

DALTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The Muskegon County Sheriff confirms a blown tire is to blame for the rollover crash that killed two people and injured a third person.

The crash happened around 2 p.m. Tuesday on northbound U.S. 31 near Russell Road in Dalton Township, about three miles southwest of Michigan’s Adventure.

Sheriff Dean Roesler tells 24 Hour News 8 a vehicle’s tire blew, causing it to roll into the median and hit a tree.

The surviving passenger’s extent of injuries is unclear.

Authorities shut down a lane of the highway for about an hour to investigate the crash. All lanes have since reopened to traffic.

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