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Accident claims Allenton man



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December 03, 2008
ALMONT TWP. — A 65-year-old Allenton man died from injuries he received when he lost control of his vehicle on Dryden Road at the curve east of Glover Road near the St. Clair County line on Wednesday, December 3.

Almont Police reported that Orlando Lomo appeared to have lost control of his white Pontiac Fiero around 9:40 a.m.

Police Chief Pat Nael said investigators believe Lomo hit the shoulder of the road as he was exiting the curve and lost control of the vehicle. He was ejected from the Fiero as it went off the road and into a cornfield, Nael said. Lomo was pinned underneath the vehicle.

Emergency personnel were alerted by a passerby who noticed the Fiero in the cornfield and immediately called 911.

Dryden Road was closed off between Glover and Capac roads as police, Almont firefighters and Lapeer County EMS personnel helped free Lomo from underneath the car.

Lapeer County EMS requested a medivac helicopter to transport the victim to Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital, where it was confirmed at 4:53 p.m. that he had died as a result of injuries from the accident.

Police report that weather conditions and alcohol may have contributed to the accident. Nael said officials are awaiting toxicology reports on the victim, and the accident remains under investigation.

Almont police and firefighters were assisted by Lapeer County EMS, the Dryden Police Department, the Imlay City Police Department, Lapeer and St. Clair County Sheriff's Departments, and two accident investigation units from the Michigan State Police post in Lapeer.

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