Three Rivers Man Dies In One Vehicle Crash
By: Mike Stiles - Friday, July 16, 2021

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(FLORENCE TOWNSHIP) – A Three Rivers man was killed in a one vehicle crash in Florence Township.

St. Joseph County Sheriff Mark Lillywhite says his department was sent to Lutz Road near Roy's Road just before 5 AM Friday to investigate a vehicle that appeared to crash into a tree. Deputies determined that 20 year old Gerardo Menendez had been traveling south on Lutz Road when he lost control of his vehicle, went off the road and struck a tree.

Menendez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Speed appears to have been a factor in the crash, and Menendez was not wearing his safety belt.

Assisting deputies at the scene were the Constantine Fire Department along with Life Care Ambulance.


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