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Man killed in car fire near Chrysler Jefferson Plant

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News

Detroit — A man was killed in a crash Saturday morning near the Jefferson North Assembly Plant on Detroit's east side, police said.

The crash occurred at 5:07 a.m. Saturday near Mack and St. Jean while the man was on his way to the Chrysler stamping plant. 

Police say the unidentified driver attempted to pass a vehicle en route to work when he lost control of his Cadillac Escalade, slid on ice and hit a pole. 

The car burst into flames. The driver was pronounced dead on scene, police said.

Police initially said the man was an employee of Chrysler; however, an FCA spokeswoman said the man worked for a supplier. 

srahal@detroitnews.com
Twitter: @SarahRahal_