LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Fire crews were on scene as police officers responded to a car accident that left one person dead after damaging two other vehicles.
The crash began when the car ran into a telephone pole as well as damaging a tree that left it sagging on power lines.
More than a hundred people gathered near the chaotic scene on Saturday night.
Lansing police tell 6 News that around 10:40 p.m., officers responded to a single fatal car accident at the intersection of Mount Hope Ave. and Teel Ave.
They say the driver was going westbound then lost control causing the car to hit a telephone pole then the vehicle caught on fire and hit two parked cars, and stopped in the front porch of a house. The accident then sparked a fire at the house. Smoke could be seen pouring from the building.
Police and firefighters were on the scene for hours fighting the flames and collecting evidence. They closed off several blocks to keep people safe as the fires and the damage from the car accident was spread out over the area.
Below are pictures from the scene and stay tuned to 6 News for any updates as we continue to follow this story.