Man ID’d in Fatal Saturday Crash
City Times Staff
An Alban man has died following a single-vehicle rollover crash on Saturday.
According to the Portage Co. Sheriff’s Office, 62-year-old Robert McKeag was travelling east on Saumer Rd. when he entered a ditch, struck a tree and rolled. The vehicle came to a stop on its passenger side.
McKeag was extricated from his pickup truck by emergency crews, at which point he “quickly deteriorated”, according to the news release, and despite life-saving measures, he died.
There were no other occupants in the vehicle, and McKeag was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.
Investigators say McKeag entered the ditch at “less than highway speed”.
“Alcohol was present and may have been a contributing factor,” Monday’s release reads in part. “Underlying medical issues cannot be ruled out at this time.
Along with the Portage County Sheriff’s Office, the Portage County Coroner, Portage County Ambulance, Rosholt Fire Department, and Rosholt EMS responded to the scene.