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May 11, 2013

Lockport man killed in Youngstown crash

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — A Lockport man has been identified as the driver who was killed Thursday in Youngstown when his Ford Explorer crashed through a guide rail along Church Road and ended up partially submerged in the Niagara River.

Marlo G. Jackson, 30, was found unresponsive in the vehicle when emergency crews responded to the 6:55 a.m. report.

An autopsy was expected to take place Friday, and investigators from the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, who are continuing their probe into what may have caused the accident, were hoping that the results may provide insight into what happened prior to the accident. Toxicology testing on the victim could take several weeks to complete.

Officials say that the results of the autopsy and the testing could reveal if a “medical condition” led to the crash.

During the investigation, witnesses said that the sport utility vehicle was traveling westbound on Church Street, when it failed to stop for a stop sign at Main Sreet. The vehicle went through the guide rail and continued 100 feet down an embankment before flipping over in relatively shallow water.

Jackson was found unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not released until Friday morning, after members of Jackson’s family were notified.

A similar fatal crash, also involving a Lockport man, happened at the site in February 2008.

A Lockport man was driving east on Church Street and went straight through the “T” intersection with Main Street. Two men later discovered the car lodged up against a tree and Arnold P. Barnett’s body a short distance away.

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