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Driver found dead after firefighters pull burning car out of creek in Scio Township, officials say

Police say car went off road, crashed into creek

SCIO TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Firefighters said a driver was dead Thursday when they pulled a burning car out of a creek in Scio Township.

The car was heading south on Parker Road early Thursday morning when it went off the roadway and into the creek, according to authorities.

Officials said the car was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. Firefighters put out the fire and pulled the car from the creek, authorities said.

The driver did not survive, according to firefighters. The gender and age of the driver is still unclear, police said.

Officials are still investigating what caused the car to go off the road.

Parker Road was closed between Gross and Marshall roads while police cleared the scene.

A burning car crashed into a creek Nov. 14, 2019, along Parker Road in Scio Township.
A burning car crashed into a creek Nov. 14, 2019, along Parker Road in Scio Township. (WDIV)
The location where a burning car crashed into a creek Nov. 14, 2019, in Scio Township.
The location where a burning car crashed into a creek Nov. 14, 2019, in Scio Township. (WDIV)
A burned car that was pulled from a creek Nov. 14, 2019, in Scio Township.
A burned car that was pulled from a creek Nov. 14, 2019, in Scio Township. (WDIV)

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