A single vehicle crash in the Portage County Town of Hull Saturday morning claimed a life. The sheriff’s office says a 24 year old man was driving on Old Hiway 18 near County “R” when he lost control on a curve and hit a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A 28 year old passenger was taken to a Stevens Point hospital with life-threatening injuries. Authorities believe excessive speed was a factor in the crash. The victim’s name is expected to be released sometime later today. This is the 3rd fatality on Portage County roadways this year.