Emmet County Man Dead After Rollover Accident

An Emmet County man is dead after a bizarre accident that involved two separate crashes.

Deputies say Jacob Clute, a 21 year old man from Petoskey, lost control of his truck Sunday afternoon, August 4, in Melrose Township, hit a tree and went into a ditch.

They say he got it out and continued to drive, but lost control a second time, going into another ditch and rolling, trapping him underneath.

Clute passed away from his injuries.

His passenger, Carrysa Rouser, was trapped inside the truck too, but she was not seriously hurt.

Deputies say neither had a seatbelt on, and speed and alcohol likely played a role.