JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) - A father is dead and his son is seriously injured after the U-Haul they were driving while doing volunteer work for their church hit a tree, overturned and caught fire.

Michael Akers, 58, was a deacon at Emmanuel Baptist Church. He and his 19-year-old son, Christopher Akers, were returning to church after picking up food for the pantry when the accident happened.

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Michael Akers was pronounced dead at the scene. Christopher Akers was airlifted to a hospital in St. Louis. Both men hail from Festus, Mo.

The father and son volunteered about twice a week for the pantry at their church.

No additional information was immediately available.