| 1 min read | by Lonnie Huhman, firstname.lastname@example.org |
The fatal single car crash on Parker Road last month does appear to be a suicide, according to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.
During his monthly report to the Scio Township Board on Dec. 10, WCSO Sgt. Nick Krings was asked by township supervisor Jack Knowles where the investigation stood on the fiery crash that led to the death of the driver, which happened around 7 a.m. on Nov. 14.
Knowles asked if there was a suspected gunshot involved in it, but Krings said there were no gunshots.
However, Krings said all things do point to it being a suicide. The investigation was still underway as of Dec. 10 as they narrowed down some things, but Krings did say everything seems to point to the the driver lighting himself on fire as he was driving and then his vehicle crashed into the ditch.
The driver was not identified by Krings.
At the time of the crash there was snowy conditions, but police statements last month stated the conditions did not appear to be a factor.
As far as any initial reports of possible gunshots, Krings said the noises heard may have been the very hot fire blowing out the tires.
Back in mid-November, the WCSO told The Sun Times News that around 7 a.m. that day they received a call for a car that was on fire in the area of Parker and Gross. The WCSO said then they were still working on the details of the investigation, but upon arrival they discovered a vehicle off of the roadway and fully engulfed in flames. It was reported there was one person in the vehicle that was deceased.
“It is unclear at this time if it were a medical issue, suicide, or anything else,” the WCSO told The Sun Times News last month.