OSCODA – Steven Gene Curley, 62, Glennie, was found deceased at the scene of a single-vehicle crash which occurred at about 8:40 p.m. on March 19.
According to Oscoda Township Police Department (OTPD) Chief Mark David, officers responded to the report of a rollover accident on Kings Corner Road, near Golfview Way in Oscoda.
Upon arrival, officers found Curley to be deceased. His passenger, a 4-year-old female from Oscoda, was reported to have sustained non-incapacitating injuries.
The child was transported to Ascension St. Joseph Hospital in Tawas City for treatment. At press time, David said it was his understanding that the girl is now home recovering.
“The crash is still under investigation but preliminary information indicates that the vehicle driven by Curley was traveling eastbound on Kings Corner Road,” David stated in a press release.
The vehicle left the roadway and traveled over an embankment, causing the vehicle to become airborne, he explained.
Upon impacting the ground, Curley’s GMC Envoy rolled multiple times, during which he was ejected from the vehicle before it came to rest.
Based on the State of Michigan Traffic Crash Report for the incident, Curley was not wearing a seat belt at the time.
While alcohol and drug test results were still pending at press time, David advised that these do not appear to be contributing factors to the crash.
Neither speed nor the condition of the roadway that night seem to have played a role, either.
According to David, Curley may have had some type of medical condition, based on what his passenger told investigating officers, but this has yet to be determined.
The OTPD was assisted on the scene by Iosco County EMS, Oscoda Area First Responders and Michigan State Police personnel.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact OTPD Sgt. Erik McNichol at 739-9113.