Fatal accident closes highway

GARFIELD TOWNSHIP — A Wisconsin woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident Thursday night Mackinac County’s Garfield Township.

The accident happened at 7:00 p.m. on US-2 approximately a quarter mile east of Naubinway. The Freedom, Wisconsin woman, identified as 18-year old Lyncoln Forbeck, lost control of her vehicle while attempting to pass a westbound motorist.

Her vehicle was struck by an eastbound tractor-trailer. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

The accident closed a portion of US-2 for several hours. The Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office says the road were partially snow covered and slippery at the time of the accident.

Garfield Township Fire and Ambulance, Hendricks Township, Hudson Township, Portage & Brevort Township Fire Departments along with the Michigan Department of Transportation all assisted at the scene.