McKinley Road rollover leaves 19-year-old Clay Township man dead

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a rollover crash on Saturday left a 19-year-old Clay Township man dead.

Investigation thus far has revealed that the driver was southbound on McKinley Road in a 2011 Ford Escape without his seatbelt when he lost control of the vehicle near Markel Road in Cottrellville Township. The accident, which occurred shortly after 10:30 p.m. on June 25, saw the Ford Escape rolling over and ejecting the driver while the 22-year-old passenger, a man from Ira Township, escaped with only minor injuries. He was treated for those injuries at the scene and released; however, the driver succumbed to his injuries after arriving at River District Hospital for treatment.

Following the accident, McKinley Road was closed for several hours as the St. Clair County Accident Investigation Team processed the scene. Thus far, they have determined that speed was a factor in the accident, and are continuing their investigation. Tri Hospital EMS and Marine City Fire Department assisted at the scene.