1 killed in US-131 crash after police chase

US-1313, Dorr, crash
The scene of a crash on soutbound US-131 near the Dorr exit. (Sept. 13, 107)

DORR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man was killed in a crash on US-131 after leading authorities on a chase Wednesday night, according to an Allegan County Sheriff’s Office news release.

A deputy tried to pull over a vehicle on northbound US-131 near 135th Avenue after noticing it swerve all over the highway, the release said.

The driver then pulled over onto the shoulder of the highway. When the deputy approached the vehicle, the driver sped away.

The deputy tried to catch up with the vehicle when the driver turned off the vehicle’s lights. The vehicle then lost control, struck the cable barriers and rolled over multiple times in the lanes of southbound lanes of US-131 near 142nd Avenue, according to the release.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. He was later identified as 45-year-old Lloyd Dale Jackson of Newport, Arkansas.

Deputies say the driver was not wearing his seat belt and alcohol was a factor.

The highway was closed for several hours. Traffic was being routed off US-131 at the Dorr exit and then immediately back on to the highway at the on-ramp.