No alcohol in crash that killed teenager
CLINTON TOWNSHIP A Clinton teen did not have alcohol in his system when he died in a one-vehicle crash in July in rural Beloit.
The blood-alcohol content of Noah Morris, 16, was zero, Capt. Jude Maurer wrote in an email to The Gazette. Toxicology tests are a routine part of fatal car crash investigations.
The Clinton High School junior and FFA member died July 28 on County J east of Smith Road in the town of Turtle. Emergency responders found Morris pinned in a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban at 6:16 a.m.
Morris was westbound on County J when he went off the south side of the road and struck an embankment, according to a July news release from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle became airborne and struck a tree.
Morris was wearing his seat belt, according to the news release. Morris showed swine at the Rock County 4-H Fair, and the crash took place during fair week
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