BERLIN TOWNSHIP (WWJ) – One person is dead after a car overturned and burst into flames in Monroe County.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, it happened just after 12 a.m. Wednesday on Newport Road, west of I-75 in Berlin Township.

Officials said the driver of a blue 2003 Ford Mustang GT crashed while trying to navigate a curve in the road. The car went off the road, struck a cement culvert, flipped over in a grassy area, and then caught fire.

Sheriff’s officials said the driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene.

No one else was hurt.

The victim’s identity was not immediately released as an investigation continues.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 734-240-7768.


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