GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Gregory Gene Johnson, a 58-year-old Grass Lake man, was the person killed in a fiery wrong-way crash over the weekend. The driver who hit him is suspected of being drunk.
The crash happened around 3 a.m. September 14 on I-96 near the East Beltline. The wrong-way driver was eastbound in the westbound lanes when she hit another vehicle head-on.
Both vehicles burst into flames. The wrong-way driver was pulled from her vehicle and survived, but Johnson died at the scene.
This crash is the latest of seven wrong-way crashes this year in West Michigan. Michigan State Police Sgt. Aaron Sweeney says he's avoided some himself over the years.
"I don't see this year as any different," he said. "In my career, I've almost been hit, on duty, three times by drunk drivers."
Sgt. Sweeney says there are defensive maneuvers you can take.