Police ID deceased in fatal Riley Twp. crash
Officials have released the name of a man who was killed Tuesday in a car crash after being in an earlier crash in the same area of himself Interstate 69 in St. Clair County.
Sheriff Tim Donnellon said Wednesday the man has been identified as Lawrence McDaid, 70, of Port Huron.
One other person was injured in the second, fatal crash, which happened before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday on the freeway east of Stapleton Road in Riley Township. Riley Township is about 50 miles northeast of Detroit.
He also said deputies continue to investigate the crashes, but it does not appear alcohol was a factor.
It appears, according to authorities, McDaid was driving a pickup truck and hauling a travel trailer when he lost control of the vehicle on slippery pavement and slid into a ditch on the north side of the road, causing the truck and trailer to roll over.
McDaid and the truck's other occupant, Gary McDaid, 67, also of Port Huron, got out of the vehicle and waited for a tow truck, police said.
Donnellon said a friend following McDaid and who has been identified as David Heyer, 64, of Clyde Township, pulled over to help and got out of his vehicle, as well.
A third vehicle, a 2005 Nissan Altima, was passing by and the driver lost control of the vehicle in the same area. The car slid into the ditch and struck all three men, police said. Officials have identified the car's driver as MacKenzie Pearce of Komoka, Ontario, Canada.
On Tuesday, authorities said a person in the crash was killed after being pinned between the trailer and a vehicle. On Wednesday, they added that medics pronounced Lawrence McDaid dead at the scene of the crash.
Donnellon said Wednesday Gary McDaid and Heyer were taken to a hospital.
He also said Pearce and the passenger in her car, Nathan Auld, 23, of London, Ontario, were not injured in the crash.