CASNOVIA TOWNSHIP (AP) – A sheriff says four people are dead following a crash on an icy roadway in western Michigan.

Muskegon County Sheriff Dean Roesler tells the Muskegon Chronicle and WZZM-TV that the four died in the crash that was reported shortly after 6 a.m. Friday in Muskegon County’s Casnovia Township. The roadway at the scene is closed as authorities investigate.

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The sheriff says he’s gathering more details about the crash, which happened about 20 miles northwest of Grand Rapids.

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The Associated Press left a message seeking information from the sheriff’s office.

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