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Grand Rapids man dead after rollover crash Sunday morning

A passerby spotted a rolled over car on southbound US-131. When officers arrived, they discovered a man deceased in the driver's seat.
Credit: MSP
The car that rolled over on southbound US-131.

ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. — A single-car crash resulted in one death in Martin Township Sunday morning, Michigan State Police at the Wayland Post reported.

Around 7 a.m. Sunday, a passerby spotted a car on its side on the right shoulder of southbound US-131 near 118th Avenue. When officers arrived, they discovered a man deceased in the driver’s seat. 

Credit: MSP
The car that rolled over on southbound US-131.

The man was identified as David Butela, a 44-year-old from Grand Rapids.

No one else was in the car at the time. The driver did have his seatbelt on.

Police say the man may have been driving on the highway at a fast speed and may have lost control before veering off the road. 

Officers believe the car rolled over multiple times.

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The view of the car from US-131.

Alcohol is also thought to be a factor in the crash. 

Evidence at the scene shows the crash may have happened several hours before it was discovered.

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