Man dies after SUV submerges in southwestern Michigan lake

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BANGOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) (12/23/17) - 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 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. 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.

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