January 20, 2018

Elderly man passes away from injuries sustained in Christmas morning accident

Posted

SAGINAW — Richard Phillip Switala, 85, of Alger passed away Dec. 31 following injuries he sustained in an accident Christmas morning.

According to the Michigan State Police, Switala and his 84-year-old wife Geraldine were traveling in their 2011 Buick Lacrosse eastbound on Greenwood Road in Skidway Lake when Switala lost control of their vehicle while attempting to slow down before the curve, slid off the roadway and crashed into the Skidway Lake boardwalk.

Both occupants were transported to West Branch Regional Medical Center with serious injuries before being later transferred to Saginaw.

The Ogemaw County Sheriff’s Department and the Ogemaw County EMS assisted the MSP with the scene.

Click here for Switala's obituary.

Comments

Please review our community guidelines before posting

Please keep comments on topic and appropriate for all ages. Remember that people of all ages read our website. Those that are not appropriate will be removed. Please read our full community guidelines before posting.

No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment

Copyright © 2018, Sunrise Publishing. Powered by: Creative Circle Advertising Solutions, Inc.