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Man dies after SUV submerges in southwestern Michigan lake

Man dies after SUV submerges in southwestern Michigan lake
Posted at 8:49 AM, Dec 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-26 08:49:01-05

A man has died after being pulled from a southwestern Michigan lake where an SUV he was riding in crashed and submerged.

WOOD-TV and MLive.com report Saturday that 22-year-old Jezreel Wallace of Bangor Township was pronounced dead at a hospital following Friday night's crash into School Section Lake.

State police say the 21-year-old driver was able to escape from the vehicle and swim to shore. She sought help at a nearby home.

A South Haven Area Emergency Services crew pulled Wallace from the lake about an hour after the 8 p.m. crash in Bangor Township.

MLive.com reports that the vehicle failed to stop at the end of a road. It ended up about 50 yards (46 meters) from shore.

Police say alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.