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Undersheriff: Fatal crash was a suicide
ALAMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - An Otsego teen died Monday night after crashing into a tree in Kalamazoo County.
The Kalamazoo County Undersheriff says that it was a suicide.
Police have identified him as 18-year-old Tyler Burd, an Otsego High School student.
The crash happened in Alamo Township around 8:30pm Monday night.
The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department says the teen was driving a Ford pick-up truck on 6th Street near F Avenue when he went off the road and hit a tree.
The truck then caught fire.
Burd was pronounced dead on the scene.
According to posts from his classmates on Facebook, everyone at Otsego High School is asked to wear flannel on Tuesday to honor him.
The crash is still under investigation.