St. Clair County man killed while helping friend who ran out of gas

Alcohol not factor in crash, police say

Police have launched an investigation into the fatal multi-vehicle crash.

RILEY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office has launched an investigation into a multiple-vehicle crash that happened on eastbound I-69 at Eagling Road.  

Police said a 33-year-old woman from Lapeer had run out of gas and was parked on the shoulder of the expressway.  

She called her friend, a 37-year-old man from Riley Township, who showed up to help and parked right behind her vehicle. 

As he started to put gas in her vehicle, a 45-year-old man from Wales Township operating his 2016 Jeep Compass crossed the white fog line and struck and killed the man.  

Police do not believe alcohol is a factor in the crash.

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