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Passerby finds car upside down in woods; driver dies

Posted at 6:29 AM, Jul 08, 2019

GENEVA TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- One person is dead after losing control, striking a bridge and going airborne in their car.

It happened just before 10 p.m. Sunday night on Baseline Road near 59th Street in Geneva Township of Van Buren County.

Crews arrived to find the driver's car upside down in a wooded area. The driver, who was the only person inside, died from their injuries. The Van Buren County Sheriff says the man was 53 years old and from the Decatur area.

Police believe the driver was going westbound on Baseline Road when they lost control, hit the side of a bridge and went airborne before overturning and landing upside down.

Crews had to use the Jaws of Life to remove the victim.

No names have been released.