DETROIT (CBS Detroit) — A 56-year-old Eastpointe man has died after his car crashed into a statue before catching on fire Wednesday on Belle Isle.
According to the Michigan State Police, the crash happened at about 5:35 p.m., Dec. 29, at the intersection of Belle Isle Central and Inselruhe Avenue.READ MORE: Search Effort To Find Zion Foster, Missing Detroit Women
State police said conservation officers with the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) observed a vehicle going at high speed without headlights before hitting a statue at the intersection. The officers were able to pull the driver out of the car before it caught on fire.READ MORE: Woman Found Dead On Sidewalk In Macomb Township
The driver was unresponsive and CPR was performed until EMS arrived. His condition was unknown at the time but police later gave an update saying he was pronounced dead at the hospital.
An investigation is ongoing.MORE NEWS: 2 Ice Fishermen Rescued After Trapped By Open Water In Michigan's Thumb Region
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Traffic Crash/Possibly Intentional:
12/29 at 5:35 PM
Belle Isle Central and Inselruhe Ave. Synopsis:
DNR Conservation Officers observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed without headlights and the driver hit a statue in the intersection. 1/ pic.twitter.com/LFSAnSIb7s
— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) December 29, 2021