55 yr old Man Killed after Hitting Fallen Tree in Cheboygan County

CHEBOYGAN, MI – Sheriff Clarmont stated his department was dispatched to a fatal accident on Saturday, April 29th 2017, at 12:40am, on Buzzels Rd.

The investigation revealed Sammie Dillon, 55-years-old, was driving a 2001 GMC Sierra pickup traveling eastbound on Buzzels Rd and swerved to miss a tree that had fallen on the roadway. From the tire marks and impressions on the roadway, Mr. Dillion lost control and the vehicle rolled over on the roadway. He was ejected.

Speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the accident. From the investigation Mr. Dillion did not have his seatbelt on.

The accident remains under investigation.

Assisting at the scene was the Forrest-Waverly Fire Department, Onaway Ambulance and the Michigan DNR.

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