3 killed after truck hits pole, catches fire in Kent County crash

BYRON TWP., MI – Three people died in a truck that hit a pole and caught fire on Saturday night in Kent County, police said.

Michigan State Police’s Grand Rapids Post responded to a single vehicle accident on Saturday, April 10, at around 11:45 p.m. on the M-6 near the Byron Center Avenue exit in Byron Township, south of Grand Rapids.

An initial investigation found that a 2016 Chevy Silverado pickup truck left the lane to the right and hit the sign post for the Byron Center Avenue exit, according to an MSP press release. The vehicle then caught fire.

When soldiers arrived on site, firefighters tried to put out the flames that had engulfed the car, police said.

Officials discovered three people in the truck after putting out the fire, police said. Identification of the victims is currently underway and is uncertain.

Speed ​​is considered a factor in the crash. The incident is being investigated further.

Anyone with information or witnessed the crash is encouraged to contact the MSP Grand Rapids Post at 616-866-4411.

Michigan State Police officers received assistance from the Byron Township Fire Department, Rescue Service for Life, Image Towing, and Disaster Reconstructor from MSP Sixth Ward.

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