Victim identified in deadly I-196 rollover

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- One person is dead following a rollover crash on the Ford Freeway. The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. Monday on eastbound I-196 near Lane Avenue NW.

Witnesses told police the driver of a Fordtruck was driving erratically when he lost control and hit the center embankment, rolling over several times.

The driver, Michael Dietzel, 52, of Jenison, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 40-year-old Grand Rapids woman in the passenger seat was not seriously hurt.

Police say both the driver and passenger were wearing seat belts and alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.


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