UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal crash

Published: May. 6, 2019 at 12:03 PM EDT
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A crash on Monday morning killed a driver in Lenawee County.

That driver has been identified as 31-year-old, Byron Shaw Wood from Brooklyn, Michigan.

It happened around 2:08 a.m. on May 6.

The Lenawee County Sheriff's office tells News 10 that a Dodge Charger traveling northbound on US-223 near Sanford Road, crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and struck a semi truck that was loaded with lumber.

The truck landed in the southbound ditch while the Charger stopped in the northbound ditch.

Both vehicles and the road around them, caught fire.

The driver of the semi was able to escape with minor injuries, however the person driving the Charger died at the scene.

US-223 is currently closed at Sanford Road and is expected to remain closed until early afternoon as the scene is investigated.

The crash is being investigated by the Lenawee County Sheriff's Office with assistance from the Michigan State Police Accident investigation team. Addison and Somerset Fire Departments also responded.

The deceased driver was the only person in of the Charger and was from the Brooklyn area.

At this time, Lenawee County Detectives are working on making a positive identification on him.

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