Vehicle Drives Off US-131 And Catches Fire

03-03-14 US-131 vehicle fire scene

Burned out car under US-131 bridge.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A vehicle caught fire after landing near the parking lot of the Riverfront Hotel on Ann Street at US-131. The vehicle was originally northbound on US-131.

An occupant of the car was killed.

The accident took place shortly after 7:45 a.m. Monday.

Fire crews had trouble dealing with the fire, as the vehicle landed on the highway embankment.

03-03-14 MDOT US-131 vehicle fire

A plume rises near US-131 (upper left) as Grand Rapids fire crews put out vehicle fire.

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