The driver killed Sunday morning when their vehicle crashed into a tree in Cohoctah Township and burst into flames has been identified.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office reports that 31-year-old Michael Scott Gricius of Flushing was the victim in the crash that happened at approximately 9:16 Sunday morning on Oak Grove Road south of Cohoctah Road.
Upon arrival, deputies say they found Gricius’ vehicle fully engulfed in flames.
A preliminary investigation indicates that he was driving a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado southbound on Oak Grove Road south of Cohoctah Road when it left the roadway and struck a tree. The crash caused the vehicle to catch fire. Gricius died as a result of the crash.
Authorities say his family has been notified.
The crash remains under investigation by the Livingston County Traffic Safety Bureau.