An 18-year old Howard City man is dead following a one car accident in Montcalm County on Saturday.
Police responded to W Lake Montcalm Rd near N Amy School Rd.for a vehicle fire.
When officers arrived to the scene, they discovered a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee occupied by an 18-year old male and an 18 year old female both from from Howard City.
An initial investigation revealed the SUV traveling west on W Lake Montcalm Rd when it began to drive slightly off the north side of the road. The driver over-corrected, crossed back over the road and ran off the south side where it struck a tree.
Upon coming to a rest, the vehicle caught on fire.
The passenger was able to escape the vehicle and was transported by ambulance to the hospital.
The 18-year old driver, Reece Anthony Nice, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.