19-year-old hospitalized after crashing car into tree in Merced

MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- A 19-year-old man was hospitalized after crashing his car into a tree in Merced.

The crash happened on M Street north of Collins Drive around 1:40 pm on Tuesday.

Merced police say the 19-year-old driver hit a eucalyptus tree, causing his vehicle to overturn.

The man was flown to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

Police are working to determine what caused the driver to hit the tree. Investigators do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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