Four men face murder charges in the death of a motorist who swerved to avoid a scarecrow dangling from an interstate overpass.

The motorist, Tracey A. Pearson, 28, was thrown from the car when it went into a ditch and rolled over. In the dark, police said, the scarecrow looked like a person on the road.Genesee County Prosecutor Robert Weiss said the four accused of hanging the scarecrow knew what the consequences would be.