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Lakeview man killed in highspeed crash

- By Rick Mills rimills@medianewsg­

High speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in a crash that killed a Lakeview man early Tuesday morning, state police said.

Troopers said the car broke in half and the 42-year-old driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle.

The crash happened just after 3 a.m. on Canfield Road north of Wheeler Road, east of Sheridan in Ionia County.

“Preliminar­y investigat­ion revealed the 42-yearold male was driving northbound on Canfield Road at a high rate of speed when his vehicle left the roadway to the left,” police said.

“The vehicle struck a tree and separated in half. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was ejected from the vehicle during the crash.”

He was transporte­d to the hospital where he died.

Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in this crash, police said. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt.

The Michigan State Police continues to investigat­e this crash. Troopers were assisted by the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office, Belding Police Department, Life Ambulance, Orleans Twp. Fire Department, and Ionia County Central Dispatch.

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