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