Allen Park man killed in single-car accident


BURLEIGH TWP. — An Allen Park man was killed in a single vehicle accident early Friday morning in Burleigh Township.

Richard Bielewski, 59, of Allen Park was killed when he reportedly lost control of his 2001 Ford Expedition while traveling northbound on M-65 north of Turtle Road, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and overturn several times, according to a press release from the Michigan State Police.

The accident occurred just after midnight Friday.

Bielewski was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the release, an investigation indicated he was not wearing his seatbelt. Alcohol is not considered to be a factor.

Bielewski was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the accident. Police suspect it was caused by the slippery road conditions.

The Michigan State Police is continuing to investigate the accident. The MSP was assisted at the scene by the Iosco County EMS and members of the Whittemore/Burleigh Fire Department.


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