Driver deceased, passenger critical after their car got stuck in a field

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. -- The driver of a vehicle was found deceased and his passenger is in critical condition after they were found in a vehicle on CR 215 in Grand Junction just before noon Monday, according to the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were called to the area around 11:30 a.m. for two males who appeared to be sleeping in their car.

The deputy discovered the 22-year-old driver deceased and the 22-year-old passenger unresponsive, but breathing.

The passenger was taken by Bronson Air Care to Bronson Hospital where he is in critical condition.

Deputies believe the two men, from Wimauma, Florida, were in the area visiting friends when their vehicle got stuck in a field.

The men tried to get the vehicle unstuck from the field but were unsuccessful, deputies said.

It is believed alcohol and extreme cold were factors in the driver's death, according to the preliminary investigation.

The autopsy has not been completed.

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