Rockwood man dies in fatal car crash inside Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery

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By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted May 25, 2022

A 39-year-old man from Rockwood died Tuesday afternoon in a fatal single car crash that occurred inside Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery.

Police say an employee at the cemetery pulled the driver from the car moments after the crash and before the car became engulfed in flames, but the driver died due to injuries sustained in the crash.

At 4:17 p.m., Huron Township police and fire units responded to the cemetery located at 32163 W. Huron River Drive for a vehicle crash within the cemetery.

Police say a caller reported witnessing a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed and then collide with a structure within the cemetery.

The driver was pronounced dead at the crash scene.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and no other information is available at this time.

“A Michigan Memorial employee witnessed the crash and immediately observed the vehicle to be ready to catch fire. That employee quickly removed the driver from the vehicle just prior to the vehicle catching fire and burning extensively. Unfortunately, despite everyone’s quick efforts and response, the driver passed away at the scene. Our prayers go out to his family,” said Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety.


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