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Police say alcohol and drugs appear to be factors in a fatal crash in Lyon Township early Monday morning.

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office says a Whitmore Lake man died when the vehicle he was driving in left the roadway and struck a tree.

35-year-old Seth Lowry was operating a 2022 Kia Niro westbound on Pontiac Trail near Willow Lane at approximately 4:45am when the crash occurred. The vehicle drifted off the right side of the road and collided with a tree.

Lowry was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only occupant in the vehicle and Investigators determined he was not wearing a safety belt.

The Office says alcohol and drug use appear to be factors in the crash, which is being investigated by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit.