2 young men die in Michigan crash after car strikes tree

Posted at 4:39 PM, Nov 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-23 09:06:18-05

Authorities say two young men have died in central Michigan car crash.

Clare County sheriff's officials say the driver, 20-year-old Coty Smith, and the passenger, 21-year-old Jacob Mester, died Wednesday night at the scene of the Surrey Township crash. The vehicle went off the road, crashed into a large tree and split into several pieces.

Investigators say they believe speed contributed to the crash.