BCPD: Speed factor in fiery crash; 1 killed

Battle Creek
A still image from video provided by Vanessa Brown shows firefighters responding to the crash that killed a Battle Creek man. (Vanessa Brown/ReportIt)

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — A man is dead following a fiery one-vehicle crash in Battle Creek, police say.

Battle Creek
Police block off the avenue as they work to investigate a fiery crash that killed at least one person in Battle Creek. (June 13, 2017)

The crash happened at 7:40 a.m. at Meachem and Battle Creek avenues, according to Lt. Matt Robinson from the Battle Creek Police Department.

When the authorities arrived on the scene, the car was fully engulfed. Police said the victim, a 27-year-old Battle Creek man, died at the scene. It’s unclear if man died in the crash or from the fire. He was the only person inside the vehicle.

Investigators say the crash was likely an intentional act. The driver reached speeds above 75 mph or faster, according to crash reconstructionist’s initial estimates.