Car Accident Kills One

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A DeWitt man is dead following a tragic accident in Ingham County.

Sheriff deputies say a car caught fire shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday morning on Grand River Avenue near Burkley Road.

Erik Patterson was unconscious and trapped inside the car. Rescuers were unable to put the blaze out. Patterson was pronounced dead on scene.

It is unknown if Patterson was wearing a safety belt. Deputies do not believe alcohol or drugs were a factor in the accident.

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