February 12, 2016

East Tawas man injured in single-car accident

Tim Barnum
The driver of the minivan pictured here complained of chest pains and a possible neck injury after colliding with a cement embankment.

Au GRES TWP. — The driver of a Honda minivan that reportedly left the roadway and struck an embankment May 1 was transported to St. Mary’s of Michigan Standish Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Arenac County Undersheriff Donald McIntyre said William Mooney of East Tawas, 85, was traveling westbound on US-23 near Crawford Road and left the roadway, colliding with a cement embankment. McIntyre said it is currently unknown what caused Mooney to leave the roadway.

The accident was reported at approximately 9 a.m. Mooney transported to St. Mary’s of Standish via MMR.

McIntyre said Mooney was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and alcohol is not believed to be a factor. The vehicle was removed from the scene by Tim’s Towing.

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