Man dies in fiery single-car crash on west side

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A man, as yet unidentified, died early Thursday morning in a single-car crash on Detroit's west side, police said.

The fatal crash took place about 2:41 a.m. in the area of Evergreen and Westfield, said Dontae Freeman, a Detroit police spokesman. That's south of West Chicago.

The male victim, was driving a white Dodge Charger southbound on Evergreen when the vehicle hit a commercial dumpster, ejecting the driver. The vehicle also caught fire, forcing two passengers to flee.

The driver died at the scene, but the passengers suffered only minor injuries. 

As of Wednesday afternoon, some 320 people had died in car crashes in Michigan in 2018, per the Michigan Department of Transportation — 61 fewer than at this time last year.