Man Killed While Stealing Vehicles From CSX Yard

A Michigan man who was part of a group of people stealing motor vehicles from a CSX facility near Detroit died after one of the vehicles being stolen landed in a pond.

The incident occurred Thursday about 4 a.m. Huron Township police received a call about 4 a.m. about the thefts from the yard located on Pennsylvania Road between Huron River Drive and Interstate 275 in Wayne County near Romulus.

The vehicles were parked in a secure lot waiting to be loaded onto auto rack freight cars.

Railroad officials said the thieves were able to steal six vehicles, three of which have since been recovered.

One of the men involved in the thefts, lost control of the vehicle he was driving and landed upside down in a pond located on the railroad property.

It was not clear from police reports if the man who died was in the vehicle that rolled over and was partially submerged.

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