Man dies in rollover crash on I-75

By: Terry Oparka | Troy Times | Published April 21, 2015


A 52-year-old Detroit man died from injuries he sustained as a passenger in a rollover crash on northbound I-75, at Maple, just after 11 p.m. April 17.

William McCoy was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not known if he was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, which remains under investigation, said Troy police Sgt. Meghan Lehman.

According to police reports, the gray Chevy pickup truck was traveling northbound in the right lane on I-75 when a 49-year-old Rochester Hills man driving a black Cadillac struck the pickup from the rear. This caused the Chevy pickup truck to veer into other lanes, where it was struck by a black GMC pickup truck. The Chevy pickup continued to the median ditch and rolled over. The driver of the Chevy truck was transported from the scene to Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, and is in good condition, police said.

The driver and the passenger of the GMC pickup truck, which stopped at the scene, were transported to the hospital and are in good condition, according to reports.

The Rochester Hills man driving the black Cadillac, who police said caused the crash, also stopped at the scene. He reportedly blew a 0.108 on a breath test, and results of a court-ordered blood draw were pending at press time. He was arrested for drunken driving causing death and was released pending further investigation.

The roadway was dry at the time of the crash, Lehman said.

Police continue to investigate and ask that any witnesses who have not already been interviewed by police call Troy police at (248) 524-3477.