Police release name of Belleville man killed in fatal crash near Chelsea
Editor's note: The spelling of Jordan Marken's last name has been corrected in this article.
The man killed in a single-car crash on Old U.S. 12 near Chelsea Monday morning was a 22-year-old from Belleville, Michigan State Police said Monday afternoon.
Jordan Marken died early Monday after his car ran off Old U.S. 12 and hit a tree about 4:15 a.m., said state police Sgt. Chris Pascoe.
Marken, who grew up in the Dexter area, was traveling west on Old U.S. 12 approaching Freer Road when he lost control of the car and it went off the south side of the road into a ditch and hit the tree, Pascoe said. Marken was thrown from the car, Pascoe said. Police don’t believe he was wearing a seatbelt.
Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash, Pascoe said. Police are still investigating. Old U.S. 12 was closed for several hours Monday morning for the investigation.
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