By Rick Pfeiffer
Niagara Gazette — YOUNGSTOWN -- Niagara County Sheriff’s Department investigators say a Lockport man was the victim in a fatal accident in the village of Youngstown Thursday morning.
Deputies say Marlo G. Jackson, 30, was behind the wheel of a red Ford Explorer that ran a stop sign and plunged into the Niagara River.
The accident occurred just before 7 a.m. and witnesses said Jackson's SUV was traveling west on Church Street, when it failed to stop at a stop sign at Main Street. The SUV smashed through a guardrail and continued about 100 feet down an embankment before flipping over in relatively shallow water.
Sheriff’s deputies said when they arrived on the scene, they found Jackson “unresponsive” in the front seat of the SUV. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators did not release any information from an autopsy that was conducted on Jackson's body at the Erie County Medical Center on Friday morning. The results of the autopsy and toxicology tests could help determine the cause of the crash.
A similar fatal crash happened at the same location in February 2008.
In that incident, a Lockport man was driving east on Church Street and went through the intersection at Main Street. Two men later discovered the car lodged up against a tree.
The body of Arnold P. Barnett was found a short distance away from his vehicle.