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Northbound US-31 in Muskegon County reopens

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Posted at 1:42 PM, Jul 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-28 13:42:58-04

(WXMI) — Northbound US-31 in Muskegon County is back open after closing for several hours Wednesday afternoon.

The Michigan Department of Transportation originally said the road was closed for a crash but Muskegon Township officers have now released they were investigating a murder.

MORE: Muskegon officers investigate US-31 homicide after gunshot victim found in swamp

Muskegon Township police say officers were responding to a crash with injuries involved when they were informed that the vehicle had ended up in a swamp. There, officers discovered the driver had sustained a gunshot wound.

Police say the 22-year-old driver was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The road is now back open.