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Deadly crash on I-96

12:22 PM, May 16, 2012   |    comments
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An SUV was discovered resting on its side against a tree.

FRUITPORT, Mich. (WZZM)- Fruitport Township Police say a man may have laid dead near his SUV for hours after a crash on I-96 in Muskegon County.

Around 6 a.m. a passing driver noticed a GMC Envoy on its side, leaning on  a tree of the side of the interstate.

Police responded and found a 27-year old man deceased. Investigators say it appears the man was headed eastbound on I-96 and attempted to exit onto Hile Road when the vehicle went off the road and rolled into a ditch.

Police say it doesn't appear the driver was wearing a seat belt. His name has not been released.

Police are looking into what caused the crash and hope the man's family can provide information to help determine when it happened.

With reporting by Jon Mills

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