Car crashes into Waterford daycare building, catches fire; driver killed

No other injuries reported

WATERFORD, Mich. – A 36-year-old man was killed early Friday morning when his car crashed into a daycare building at Clintonville and Walton roads. 

The car hit a pole, two trees before eventually resting against the Leapin' Lizards daycare building about 3:30 a.m. Friday. At some point during the crash the car caught fire. Police said the man was found dead inside the burning the vehicle when emergency responders arrived. 

From Waterford police:

Preliminary investigation indicates the man was traveling east on Walton in a 2009 GMC Acadia. The vehicle left the roadway to the right and struck a utility pole and two trees, before coming to rest against the Leapin' Lizards Childcare. The vehicle was on fire when emergency personnel arrived on scene. The building was unoccupied at the time of the accident.The investigation is ongoing. 

There were no other injuries reported. 

The daycare posted to social media that it has closed due to the crash and fire:

We are devastated to say that Leapin lizards will not be open today due to a car accident overnight. A tree was hit and when it fell, it caught the daycare on fire. We do not know the extent of the damage ... will keep everyone updated.

The daycare is asking for help covering the cost to fix the damages because they don't know how long it will take for insurance to cover it -- they set up this GoFundMe

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