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Man dies, woman injured after crashing into tree in Clare County

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    Clare County’s Freeman Township (WNEM) — An 83-year-old man is dead after he crashed into a tree over the weekend.

It happened at 2:22 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 on W. Ashard Road near Pinehurst Road in Clare County’s Freeman Township.

When deputies arrived on scene they found a black 2015 Buick Enclave, driven by 83-year-old George Vantubergen, was traveling east on Ashard Road when the vehicle drifted off the roadway, went through a ditch, and crash into a tree, the Clare County Sheriff’s Office said.

Emergency crews arrived on scene and began treatment of the driver along with 84-year-old Marjorie Vantubergen, who was a passenger in the vehicle, the sheriff’s office said.

George was pronounced dead at the scene.

Marjorie was transported to Mid-Michigan Regional Medical Center-Clare for treatment.

The crash remains under investigation.

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