Semi driver killed in crash, fire identified
NEW BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A man who died after the semi-truck he was driving caught fire following a crash has been identified.
The crash happened Friday morning on westbound I-94 in New Buffalo Township. Authorities said the truck hit a guardrail before leaving the highway, hitting a tree and bursting into flames.
The driver, 65-year-old David Monroe, was killed in the crash.
Authorities are still investigating the possibility of the truck having a mechanical issue or if Monroe experiencing a medical issue causing him to leave the road.