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Police ID man killed alongside I-69 while waiting for tow truck (MI)


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RILEY TWP, MI - The man killed in a St. Clair County crash while waiting for a tow truck has been identified.

Lawrence McDaid, 70, of Port Huron, was killed after he crashed his vehicle in slippery conditions on Tuesday on Interstate 69 near Stapleton Road in Riley Township.


Deputies with the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office responded shortly before 8:30 a.m. Nov. 13 for a rollover crash on westbound I-69.

McDaid was driving a truck that was hauling a trailer, lost control on the slick road, slid into the ditch on the north side of the highway and rolled the trailer, police said.

McDaid got out of the vehicle and stood near the truck with his passenger Gary McDaid, 67, of Port Huron.

David Heyer, a friend who was following McDaid, pulled over to help and got out of his vehicle, the statement said.

They were waiting for a tow truck to arrive when a Nissan Altima approached, police said. 

The Altima, driven by MacKenzie Pearce of Komoka, Ontario, lost control in the same area, slid into the ditch and hit Lawrence and Gary McDaid and Heyer.

Lawrence McDaid was pinned between the trailer and the car and later died at the scene, police said.

Heyer and Gary McDaid were taken to McLaren-Port Huron. Police did not say what condition they were in. 



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