Clarke County car crash death of Michael D. Abels – Obituary
A Bluemont resident, 34-year-old Michael D. Abels, was killed in a collision earlier this week in a fatal Clarke County car crash that occurred on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
The incident happened at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on Retreat Road, just north of the intersection of Harry Byrd Highway, according to Virginia State Police.
A 2015 Jeep Cherokee was driving south on Retreat Road when it veered off to the right.
It collided into a mailbox, a telephone pole, a tree, and five parked cars before coming to a halt.
The driver, Nicole M. Gray, 33, of Nashville, Tennessee, was not injured in the incident.
However, one of the passengers, 34-year-old Michael D. Abels of Bluemont, perished at the scene. He was thrown from the Jeep because he was not wearing a seat belt.