One dead in fiery car crash

FLINT TWP. — One person died, and another was injured in a fiery crash Friday near Bishop International Airport.

The crash occurred at about 5:47 p.m. in the 3400 block of West Bristol Road near the Koegel Meats plant.

Flint Township Police said a westbound Chevrolet Blazer was stopped at a red traffic signal in front of 3460 W. Bristol Road when a westbound Chevrolet Suburban failed to stop at the traffic signal and crashed into the back of the Blazer. The Blazer immediately erupted in flames, while the Suburban crossed over the eastbound lanes of traffic and came to rest near the curb on the south side of West Bristol Road.

Police said the driver of the Blazer was trapped inside the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. They are not releasing the victim’s name. The driver of the Suburban, a 79-year-old Mundy Township resident, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for evaluation. Both victims were the only occupants of the vehicles.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Police said neither alcohol nor drugs are believed to have been a factor in the accident. Flint Township was assisted by Bishop International Airport Public Safety, CN Railroad Police, Genesee County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police.

West Bristol Road near the airport was closed for several hours Friday evening while investigators were at the scene.

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