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Driver dies after crash with tree in St. Joseph County

Posted at 7:31 AM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 07:31:22-05

BURR OAK TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The St. Joseph County Sheriff's Office says one person is dead after driving off the road and hitting a tree.

It happened just after 9:15 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Middle Colon and Kibloski Roads in Burr Oak Township.

Deputies say the driver, a 56-year-old man from Burr Oak, went offroad and hit a tree.

He was taken to a nearby hospital but died from his injuries.

The driver was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Speed does appear to be a factor according to deputies but its still under investigation.