Car Crashes into Tree; Driver Killed

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GUN PLAIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A man from Otsego died after crashing his car into a tree on Memorial Day.

According to the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to 10th Street north of Baseline Road in Gun Plain Township for a car accident.  When they arrived, they found a vehicle that had crashed into a large tree.

The driver, identified as Matthew Alan Artis, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said he was driving at a high rate of speed before crashing into the tree.

The crash remains under investigation.

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