Farwell man dies in 3-car crash

July 18, 2019

By Pat Maurer

Old US-10 between Clare and Farwell was closed down last Thursday morning when Farwell man lost his life in a three vehicle crash on Ludington Drive (Old US-10) near Washington Drive in Grant Township.
Troopers from the Mt. Pleasant State Police post were called to the scene of the accident at 10:05 a.m. July 11.

Albert O’Neil, 75 of Farwell, died at the scene after he was ejected from the vehicle he was driving. No one else was injured in the crash.

A Michigan State Police news release said O’Neil was eastbound when he swerved to avoid a vehicle turning south into a private drive. He hit a westbound vehicle and overturned ejecting him from his vehicle.

The release said it didn’t appear that O’Neil was wearing a seat belt.
Troopers were aided at the scene by the Clare City Police, Clare Fire Department and the Clare County Sheriff’s Department.

The crash is still under investigation.

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