GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A single-vehicle crash left one person dead and two seriously injured in Grand Rapids Wednesday morning, police say.
The incident happened around 3:24 a.m. near the intersection of Dickinson Street and Horton Avenue SE.
Preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle was driving eastbound at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and the car struck a pole. The car then caught on fire.
GRPD says a passerby stopped and removed all three occupants prior to first responders arriving on scene. The fire was quickly extinguished once the Grand Rapids Fire Department arrived.
Police say the driver of the vehicle, a 26-year-old Grand Rapids man, was pronounced dead on scene. He was identified as Andre Devonte Owens, of Grand Rapids. The other two occupants were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries and have since been released.
GRPD says if it were not for the passerby’s quick actions, the passengers' injuries would likely have been more severe.
Dickinson Street was blocked off from Horton Avenue to Division Avenue Wednesday morning while police investigated the scene.
Speed was determined to be a factor in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.
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