Weather not a factor in deadly fiery Scio Township crash, police say

SCIO TOWNSHIP, Mich. – One person was killed Thursday after a fiery crash in Scio Township.

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

It was snowing at the time of the collision, but police don’t believe weather played a role in the incident. Police said there were no skid marks found on the road and that it appeared the driver didn’t apply the brakes once the vehicle went off the road.

Authorities received a call Thursday morning regarding a vehicle on fire near the intersection of Parker and Gross roads, just north of I-94.

Police said the vehicle left the road and drove through a cornfield before tumbling down into a small creek.

When first responders arrived, the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames. The driver did not survive.

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

The investigation is ongoing.

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