(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.
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.