Louisiana man dies in single-car, rollover crash in northern Michigan
A driver who died Wednesday night in northern Michigan after a rollover crash ejected him from his vehicle wasn't wearing a seatbelt at the time, police said.
Michigan State Police are investigating the fatal crash. They say that at about 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, troopers from the Cadillac Post responded to the crash at M-115 near S-41 in Clam Lake Township.
Police say the vehicle was "westbound on M-115 at a high rate of speed" when the driver lost control. The vehicle rolled several times, and the driver was ejected. Police believe speed factored into the crash.
The victim is a 37-year-old man named Larry Cordell Nix. Nix was from Leesville, Louisiana, police said.
A passenger traveling with Nix, a 35-year-old man also from Louisiana, was treated for minor injuries.
According to Michigan Traffic Crash Facts, almost 14% of drivers in Michigan who were ejected from their vehicles in 2019 died.