Driver killed in fiery crash in Muskegon County ID’d

Authorities on scene of a deadly single-vehicle crash in Blue Lake Township Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017.


BLUE LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities in Muskegon County are investigating after a Muskegon man was killed in a fiery crash Sunday morning.

It happened around 4:45 a.m. near the intersection of Blue Lake and Brunswick roads in Blue Lake Township, north of Muskegon.

Authorities have identified the victim as 26-year-old Brian English of Muskegon.

English’s sedan was traveling westbound on Brunswick Road and failed to stop at the intersection of Blue Lake Road, continuing off the roadway at a high rate of speed before crashing into a wooded area west of the intersection.

Blue Lake Township Fire Deputy Chief Joe Knop told 24 Hour News 8 that the vehicle was found fully engulfed in flames about 100 feet from the road.

Authorities said alcohol and speed are believed to be contributing factors to the crash.

Michigan State Police is investigating the crash.