One person died last night after a car and a freight train collided in Ionia County's Village of Lake Odessa.

The car caught fire as the train pushed it down the tracks several hundred feet from the crossing at Jordan Lake road.

Troopers identify the dead man as Michael Cole, 20, a resident of Portland.

The engine smashed into the driver's side of the car.

The MSP statement says the investigation is on-going.