Teen killed after car hits tree, catches fire in Howard City

HOWARD CITY, Mich. — Police  say an 18-year-old male driver  is dead after a car crash Saturday afternoon near Howard City.

It happened around 5:05 p.m. along  west Lake Montcalm Road after investigators say the teen driver lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree. The vehicle then caught on fire.

The male driver was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office.

Police say an 18-year-old female passenger was injured, but is expected to make a full recovery.

Police have not released the identities of the crash victims.

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