Man killed, two others hurt in fiery single-car crash in St. Clair County

Posted at 9:31 AM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-13 09:31:12-04

EMMET TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) — The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office said a man was killed and two other people were hurt early Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle crash in Emmett Township.

According to police, the crash happened just after 2:30 a.m. in the intersection of Dunnigan Rd. and Bryce Rd. When they arrived, they saw a 2009 Cadillac CTS fully engulfed in flames.

Police say a 28-year-old Emmett man was ejected from the vehicle and died. Two others, a 27-year-old Capac man and another 28-year man from Emmett, were able to escape the vehicle and transported to the hospital for treatment.

Deputies say that the vehicle was going east at a high rate of speed, lost control, hit a guardrail and continued through the ditch, hitting several trees before stopping and bursting into flames.

Speed and alcohol are believed to be a factor in the crash, deputies say. It is still under investigation.