21-year-old man crashes, dies in Deerfield Township; alcohol may be factor


DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A man has died after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a ditch on Otter Lake Road in Deerfield Township, police said.

The crash happened at approximately 6 a.m. Sunday morning. 

The Lapeer County Sheriff's office said a 21-year-old man driving a 2000 Pontiac was traveling east on Outter Lake Road when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a ditch.

When deputies arrived, they discovered the driver of the vehicle had died as a result of the crash, police said.

Preliminary investigations suggest that alcohol and speed may have been contributing factors to the crash.

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