One dead after car crash and fire

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

One person is dead after a crash in Van Buren County's Covert Township.

It happened around 9:45 p.m. Friday in the 72000 block of County Road 378.

Police say a 2003 Volvo crashed along County Road 378 and then caught fire. Two people were inside the car at the time. The jaws of life were used to get them out of the car.

The driver was taken to a hospital for unknown injuries. The passenger died from injuries received in the crash. The passenger's name is not being released at this time, pending family notification.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but police believe speed was a factor.

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