Police ID man killed when car falls into Saginaw River

A passenger is killed when a SUV falls over an overpass and into the Saginaw River./Photo: Mike Sanford

A man was killed when a vehicle in which he was riding dropped from a bridge into the icy Saginaw River.

31-year old Russell Nevitt of Saginaw was pronounced dead at a hospital. The driver was treated for exposure and released.

According to authorities, the driver crawled out, but couldn't reach Nevitt in the partially submerged sport utility vehicle.

The crash happened at about 5 p.m. Wednesday when the vehicle lost control and went over a guardrail.

The SUV dropped dozens of feet and got stuck nose-first in the ice below.

Crews hooked cables to the vehicle and hauled it back up on to the bridge.