Deadly Chesterfield Township accident under investigation

52-year-old Eastpointe man killed in accident on 26 Mile Road

Published On: Nov 19 2012 01:26:39 PM EST
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Chesterfield Twp., Mich. -

Chesterfield Township police are investigating what led to an accident which claimed the life of an Eastpointe man.

Police were called to a home on 26 Mile Road just East of Scheuer Rd Monday morning after getting a 911 call from a resident who said a car crashed into the ditch in front of their home.

When officers responded, they found the driver, 52-year-old James Vanhevel of Eastpointe, dead inside his heavily-damaged 2006 Buick.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but police believe alcohol may have been a factor.

If anyone may have witnessed the accident, please call Chesterfield Township Police at 586.949.2322.