DELTA TWP - Alcohol is being called a factor in a crash that killed one man and injured a young woman in Delta Township Monday evening. The crash happened along Saginaw Highway in front of the Lansing Mall at about 8:15PM. The Pontiac Grand Am went out of control, hit a fire hydrant and rolled over into the Comerica Bank parking lot. The male passenger was ejected from the car. 26-year-old Perry Lee Embry was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Bystanders pulled an 18-year-old female passenger from the wreckage. She was hospitalized.
The driver the car, a 24-year-old Lansing man, ran away from the scene, but was captured near the Zap Zone on East Mall Drive. The driver was injured and remains in the hospital. Alcohol is believed to be a factor, and the driver will be charged once he is released from the hospital.