St. Clair County 23-yr-old Killed in Head-on Crash

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ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP, MI – M-29 has re-opened in St. Clair Township following a fatal crash.fatal crash

According to St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon, the crash occurred at approximately 5:50 this morning on M-29, just north of Yankee Road.

A 61-year-old Port Huron man was heading southbound in a 2012 Dodge Ram pickup, when he crossed the centerline of the road and struck a 2007 Ford Taurus, driven by a 23-year-old man from East China Township, who was heading northbound.

The driver of the Taurus, Joe Lynch, who was the lone occupant in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup was transported by Tri-Hospital EMS to a local hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

The accident investigation unit of the Sheriff’s Office remains on scene, conducting an investigation into the cause of the crash.

The Marysville Police Department, St. Clair Police Department, St. Clair Fire Department and St. Clair County Road Commission also assisted at the scene of the crash.

M-29 between Yankee Road and Davis Road was closed for approximately three hours following the crash.

Joe LynchJoe Lynch, age 23, of Marine City, died August 25, 2015. He was born October 7, 1991 in East China Twp. to Joseph “Jay” and Yvonne Lynch. Joe graduated from St. Clair High School in 2010. Joe loved playing video games, collecting comic books and music. Joe currently worked at BTM in Marysville and formerly worked 2 years at Anita’s Place in Marine City.

He is survived by his parents: Joseph “Jay” and Yvonne Lynch; sister, Mallory Lynch; grandparents: Jackie Ingles and Jean and LeRoy Mollan; aunts and uncles: John McDonald, Dee Dee Stockwell, Peggy Kurtz, Barb Wolfe, Bill and Cheryl Lynch, Bob and Barb Lynch, Bonnie and Steve Krasnuik, Connie and Rick Duchane, John and Sharon Zimmer, Ron Zimmer, Don and Donna Zimmer and Mark and Tina Zimmer; and many dear cousins and family friends.

He was preceded in death by siblings: Caleigh and Connor Lynch; grandparents: Joe and Eleanor Lynch and Jerry Zimmer; aunts and uncles: Jackie Russell, Pat Sharrow and Bill Stockwell.

A Scripture Service will be held Saturday August 29th at 6:00 p.m. at Young Funeral Home, China Twp. Visiting hours are Saturday 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Clair High School Band or Special Olympics. To leave a message of comfort please visit

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