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      Car crash claims life of Fife Lake man

      Police said Frederick Pelletier Jr., 81, drove through a ditch before hitting a tree.

      A Fife Lake man died in Missaukee County after police say he lost control of his car and hit a tree.

      Deputies were called to the crash on the 4000 block of Nelson Road in West Branch Township just after 7 a.m. Friday.

      Police said Frederick Pelletier Jr., 81, drove through a ditch before hitting a tree.

      He died at the scene.

      Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash. Deputies are still investigating.

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