Victim in deadly crash on M-60 near Pine Lake Street identified

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By: Krystal Vivian kvivian@953mnc.com

The man killed when the fuel tanker he was driving overturned along M-60 early Thursday morning, April 7, has been identified.

Charles Edwards, 60, of Berrien Springs, Mich., was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, Cass County (Mich.) Sheriff Joseph M. Underwood Jr. said.

Edwards was driving a fuel tanker carrying about 13,000 gallons of gasoline along M-60 when the tanker left the roadway and overturned near Pike Lane Street just before 3 a.m.

About half of the gasoline in the tanker is estimated to have leaked out of the tanker, so emergency crews sprayed the area with foam and evacuated neighbors as a precaution.

Crews were still working to unload the rest of the gasoline from the tanker as of about 10:15 a.m. Once that is done, Underwood said crews would then start removing the vehicle from the scene.

Underwood estimated that M-60 between Leet and Dailey roads would remain closed for several more hours as crews continue to clean up the crash.