Delta County accident claims second life

A second person has died as a result of a crash that occurred last Wednesday in Gladstone.

Gladstone Public Safety Department says 73-year-old Barbara Swift passed away on Sunday at Marquette General Hospital as a result of the injuries she suffered in the accident, which involved a semi truck and two other vehicles.

Swift was the passenger in a vehicle driven by her husband 73-year-old Thomas Swift who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident happened around 8:30 Wednesday night at the intersection of US-2 and 41, M-35, and South Hill Road.

The driver of the third vehicle, 72-year-old Joyce Scheriff of Gladstone, was treated and released from OSF St. Francis Hospital. The semi truck driver, 24-year-old Harley Durocher of Gwinn, was not injured in the crash.

The accident remains under investigation and will be reviewed by the Delta County Prosecutor’s office.