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UPDATE: Suspect killed after chase, crash on US-131 in Allegan County

US-131 is back open Thursday morning after a deadly crash and deputy chase.

ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - One driver is killed following crash on US-131 near Dorr.

The Allegan County Sheriff's Office says a man, driving a pick-up truck, was speeding and swerving on the highway Wednesday night. A deputy followed him to the Wayland exit when the suspect turned his car lights off.

Deputies say the driver then lost control of his vehicle, ran into the barrier in the media and finally rolled over into the Southbound lanes.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The Sheriff's office says the suspect's name will be released later today.

Deputies believe that alcohol was a factor in the crash. We're told they found open containers which spilled out onto the road.

Both sides of the highway were shut down for a couple of hours, but should be reopening soon.

Stay with Newschannel 3, we will provide updates about this crash as more information becomes available.


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