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Fiery crash kills one person, injures a second in Covert Township


COVERT TOWNSHIP (WKZO) -- One person is dead and another injured after a fiery one car traffic crash near Covert on the Lake Michigan Shoreline. Covert Township Police say the crash occurred around 9:30 in the 72-thousand block of County Road 378.

The driver and his passenger were traveling at a high rate of speed when the car went out of control, crashed and burst into flames.

Emergency crews had to put out the flames before they could begin rescue operations. Both victims had to be pried out of the wreckage.

The passenger was pronounced dead. The driver was taken first to South Haven Hospital, then airlifted to Bronson Methodist in Kalamazoo.

The condition of the driver is not available.

No further information about the victims will be released until family is notified.