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Fraser man dies in rollover crash in Clinton Township

By: Nick Mordowanec | Fraser - Clinton Township Chronicle | Published June 24, 2019


CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Police are investigating why a driver veered off the road recently, leading to his death.

Clinton Township Police Capt. Richard Maierle said that at about 12:38 p.m. June 20, a black 2016 GMC Acadia driven by a 61-year-old Fraser man was traveling eastbound on Moravian Drive, east of Shangri-La Court.

The man reportedly lost control, rolled his vehicle and died from the impact.

“(The man) ran off the road and into the ditch,” Maierle said, adding that the driver went over a curb and struck a guardrail before coming to a full stop.

The man’s name was not released pending results from an autopsy. There were no passengers in the Acadia.

Maierle said police do not suspect drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash. The driver may have suffered from some sort of medical condition, he added.

Clinton Township Police Sgt. Christopher Allis said June 24 that an investigation is ongoing. He said the victim’s vehicle reinforced the belief that the crash was due to a “medical event.”

“Judging by the damage in the cabin of the vehicle, it didn’t really sustain that much damage,” Allis said, adding that a third party indicated to him that the driver of the vehicle “wasn’t feeling good that day.”