1 killed when car crashes into tree in Richmond

Police: One dead, three others taken to near-by hospital

Richmond Twp., Mich. - Police say one person is dead after a car crashed into a tree off M-19 in Richmond Township just after midnight Thursday morning.

A report was made of a drunken driver on the road. Armada police observed a pick-up truck that fit the description of the vehicle and attempted to pull the car over.

The driver fled at a high rate of speed, driving off the road and crashing into the tree near School Section.

There were four younger adults in the vehicle, three males and one female. One is dead, and another is in critical condition. All three passengers were taken to MaClaren Macomb hospital and their current conditions are unknown at this time.

The Macomb County Sheriff's office along with Armada police continue to investigate the crash. More details will be reported as they become available.

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