Four Macomb County men were killed, and a fifth was seriously injured, when the Ford Excursion they were riding in was struck by a semi truck in South Dakota, according to a report by the AP and a story on Keloland.com.
According to the website, the men were traveling in northeast South Dakota about 5:40 a.m. when the SUV driven by Wesley Allen Frasard, 71, of St. Clair Shores, failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck by a semi-truck.
South Dakota Highway Patrol reported that the impact killed St. Clair Shores residents Frasard, Ledger John Frasard Jr., 68, and 77-year-old William Edward Petrocy. Nikolaos Andreopoulos, 69, of New Baltimore, was also killed. Thomas Edward Thorngate, 52 of St. Clair Shores, was taken to an Aberdeen, S.D., hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the truck received minor injuries, according to the report.