Police investigating fatal accident at Clinton Township's Tower Automotive

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) - Clinton Township Police are investigating a fatal accident at Tower Automotive.

Police say they received a call about a fire outside the building at around 4:10 a.m. The fire was located near a metal recycling facility. The facility is on Groesbeck Highway.

Firefighters who arrived on scene discovered a dumpster truck on fire. A body was lying on the ground next to the truck.

Police say the victim is believed to be the truck's operator. He apparently raised the truck's dumpster into overhead electrical wires and that triggered the fire.

The man has only been identified as a 51-year-old from Canton.

Officers say at this point it's not clear if the victim was electrocuted or if he died as a result of the fire. An autopsy will be scheduled to to determine an exact cause of death.

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