Driver killed in Kalkaska County pickup crash

Investigators say speed and alcohol may have been contributing factors in a fatal pickup crash Saturday.

The accident happened on Starvation Lake Road just east of County Road 571 at 7:30 am.

State Police say Paul Kowalchik, 44, of Saline, Michigan lost control of his Ford Super Duty pickup, crossed the eastbound lane into a ditch, rolled several times with the pickup coming to rest on its roof.

Troopers say the road was slippery and that Kowalchik was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.