One Person Killed when Car Slams into Roadside Bill Board Sign in Jackson County

ALBION, MI – On Thursday September 14th, 2017, at approximately 8:30 p.m., troopers from the Michigan State Police Jackson Post investigated a fatal traffic crash involving a single vehicle on Michigan Avenue near Ludlow Road.

Preliminary investigation showed the vehicle was heading eastbound on Michigan Avenue and lost control. The vehicle left the roadway where it traveled through the ditch and struck a metal I-beam supporting a billboard sign.

After the impact the vehicle caught fire. Parma Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and upon extinguishing the fire found the driver, the lone occupant in the vehicle, dead.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Jackson Post responded to the scene and conducted an investigation. The crash remains under investigation and no further details are being released at this time pending identification of the victim and notification of next of kin.

Troopers request anyone who may have witnessed the initial crash to contact the Michigan State Police Jackson Post.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by Parma Fire and Rescue and Jackson Community Ambulance.

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