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Published: Monday, 11/2/2009

SUV crash kills Monroe man, injures passenger

MONROE — A 20-year-old Monroe man died Sunday in a single-vehicle crash in Monroe County's Raisinville Township.

A sport utility vehicle driven by Kyle E. Stefko went into a ditch and struck a driveway culvert, causing the vehicle to overturn and eject Mr. Stefko. The accident occurred while Mr. Stefko was eastbound on Bluebush Road east of Stadler Road, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said.

Mr. Stefko was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, Kenneth T. Freel, age 19, of Brighton, Mich., had minor injuries. Mr. Stefko was not wearing a seat belt. Mr. Freel was strapped in, deputies said.

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