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Off-Duty Trooper Dies After I-75 Medical Emergency

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David Stokes. (Courtesy of Michigan State Police)

David Stokes. (Courtesy of Michigan State Police)

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FLINT (WWJ) – Michigan State Police say an off-duty trooper has died after apparently having a medical emergency while driving on I-75 near Flint.

According to police, Tpr. David Stokes was driving south near the Miller Road exit around 6:30 pm Thursday, when his vehicle left the road way and came to rest in a weedy area along the expressway. Stoke reportedly suffered a medical emergency, perhaps a heart attack.

Stokes was transported to the hospital where attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. The incident remains under investigation by the Flint Township Police Department.

In a statement, Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP, said Stokes’ dedication to service will be his legacy.

Stokes, a 14-year veteran of the Flint Post, received the department’s Bravery Award in 1999, Lifesaving Award in 2008 and Unit Citation in 2008. He leaves behind a wife and three children.

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