Shiawassee County man dies after car hits tree, catches fire

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SAGINAW COUNTY (WJRT) (5/13/2019) - A 23-year-old Shiawassee County man is dead after a crash early Sunday in a rural area of Saginaw County.

The crash happened on Fergus Road near Oakley Road just before 5 a.m. south of St. Charles.

Police say the driver of a two-door Chevrolet car lost control while heading west on Fergus Road and it struck a tree. The truck caught fire after the crash.

The 21-year-old driver and 26-year-old passenger, both from Shiawassee County, were able to escape before flames consumed the pickup truck. But 23-year-old Derian Hain died at the scene.

Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. No charges were announced Monday while police continued investigating the crash.