Man dies following M-25 car crash

A Monday afternoon crash on M-25 near Lakeport has claimed the life of one. According to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office, a 76 year old Richman man died after his vehicle left the roadway in the 6900 block of Lakeshore Road. Authorities received several reports via 911 of an erratic driver who was northbound on M-25 near Metcalf Road. When police arrive they found the vehicle had gone off the road, striking a fire hydrant and utility pole, before rolling over and coming to a stop in front of a Dollar General store. St. Clair County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted by Burtchville and Fort Gratiot Township Fire and Rescue Crews and the driver was taken to an area hospital by Tri-Hospital EMS where he was pronounced dead. Investigators believe a medical related issue caused the crash, which remains under investigation.