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Man dies in crash at Crystal Motor Speedway

One other occupant of the vehicle was also seriously injured
Posted at 5:31 PM, Jul 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-26 17:31:43-04

CRYSTAL TWP., Mich. — The Michigan State Police (MSP) Lakeview Post is investigating an accident resulting in the death of a 26-year-old male from Hubbardston, Michigan.

The incident occurred just before 5 a.m. at the Crystal Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 26, 2020 in Montcalm County’s Crystal Township.

Three occupants were riding in the open back of a SUV passenger vehicle in a public area of the Crystal Motor Speedway before being ejected from the vehicle as it accelerated.

A 26-year-old Hubbardston man died as a result of injuries sustained after falling from the vehicle.

A 26-year-old Vestaburg man also suffered serious injuries and had to be transported to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing via Aero Med.

The third occupant ejected, a 25-year-old Sheridan woman, was not injured.

The driver of the vehicle, a 30-year-old Ionia man, was arrested following the incident for Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death and lodged at the Montcalm County Jail pending arraignment.

A 30-year-old Ionia woman riding in the front passenger seat of the vehicle was not injured.

This incident remains under investigation.

Troopers were assisted on scene by the Crystal Twp. Fire Department, Montcalm County EMS, Aero Med and Montcalm County Central Dispatch.