1 man dead after car is split in half, catches fire in Montcalm County crash

CORAL, MICH. - A 61-year-old man is dead after his car was split in half in a crash and catches fire on Tuesday.

According to a news release from Michigan State Police, the Coral man was stopped on Kendaville Road, west of Baily Road, after hitting a deer around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday. While he was stopped, his car was hit by an eastbound Ford truck, driven by a 28-year-old man from Sand Lake.

The impact of the crash caused the car to split in half and catch fire, the Coral man inside suffered fatal injuries. Police say the driver of the truck only suffered minor injuries.

MSP says seatbelt use and possible alcohol are possible factors in the crash -- the entire incident is still under investigation.

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