Details released in fatal Baraga County accident

Dec 6, 2018

BARAGA TOWNSHIP, MI--    A L’Anse man was killed in a two-vehicle accident in Baraga Township Thursday.

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched around 5:50 a.m. to US-41 north of Menge Creek Road on a report of a head-on crash. Investigation revealed a southbound Toyota SUV driven by Lisa Zasadnyj, 37, of L’Anse was hit head-on by a northbound Nissan van driven by James Turriff, 31, also of L’Anse.

Zasadnyj was taken to Baraga County Memorial Hospital for treatment. Turriff was pronounced dead at the scene.

US-41 between L’Anse and Baraga was closed to traffic until 9:50 a.m. when one lane of traffic was opened. At approximately 10:50 a.m. the highway was fully open.

The crash remains under investigation.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Michigan State Police, Baraga Village Police, and L’Anse and Baraga Fire Departments.