US-41

NEGAUNEE, MI--   No serious injuries are reported from a car-motorcycle accident in Negaunee. 

It happened Tuesday around 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of US-41 and Teal Lake Avenue. City Police say a Jeep driven by David Gill, 45, of Marquette pulled into the intersection from the north. He failed to see a motorcycle driven by Jason Perrault, 37, of Ishpeming entering the intersection from the south.

The two vehicles crashed, leaving Perrault with minor injuries.

Gill was cited for failure to yield in an intersection.

MASONVILLE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Police have released the names of the drivers involved in a fatal crash in Delta County on Saturday. 

Around 4:10 a.m. State Police from the Gladstone Post were dispatched to US-41 near S.15 Road in Masonville Township. A southbound car driven by Sean Lake, 21, of L’Anse crossed the centerline and hit a semi head-on. The truck was driven by Brandon Belanger, 27, of Escanaba. Both vehicles burst into flames.

Lake was pronounced dead at the scene. Belanger was taken to St. Francis Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

HOUGHTON, MI--   A L’Anse man faces a felony charge after police found a pipe bomb in his vehicle. 

State police from the Calumet Post say Caleb Lynum, 19, rear-ended a vehicle trying to turn left onto US-41 from Denton Road in Houghton County Friday. A search of the vehicle uncovered drug paraphernalia and a pipe bomb. The Michigan State Police Bomb Squad was called in to defuse the device.

Lynum was arraigned Monday on a charge of felony dangerous weapons and operating without security. A preliminary exam is set for August 29.

NEGAUNEE, MI--   No serious injuries are reported from a four-vehicle accident in Negaunee. 

City Police were called to US-41 near the Teal Lake Avenue intersection Monday around 4 p.m. They say a Pontiac G6 was stopped in the left-turn lane, waiting to turn south when it was rear-ended by a westbound Volkswagen Jetta. The force of the collision sent the Pontiac into a Chevy Express van, then across the centerline, where it was side-swiped by a westbound Chevy Silverado.

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Only minor injuries are reported in a two-vehicle crash in Negaunee Township.

Thursday at 10:35 a.m. a Michigan State Police trooper came upon the crash on US-41. Apparently a vehicle turning eastbound onto the highway was struck by a westbound vehicle.

The drivers of both vehicles sustained non-life-threatening injuries. One was taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment.

The accident remains under investigation.

UPDATE:  Ishpeming Police say the driver of the Navigator was Terry Orlich, 64, of Marquette.  He was not injured. The driver of the LeSabre, Robert Emanuelson, 85, of Champion, was injured. Carrie Emanuelson, 82, of Champion--a passenger in the LeSabre--died at the scene.

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ISHPEMING, MI--   One person has been killed in a two-vehicle crash in Ishpeming.

ISHPEMING, MI--   A road construction project between Ishpeming and Negaunee starts Tuesday.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says the $1.6 million project includes the resurfacing of 4.2 miles of US-41 from Westwood Drive east to Water Street. Work will also include asphalt milling and resurfacing; joint repairs; curb, gutter, and guardrail replacement; shoulder rumble strips; and pavement markings.

The project will require lane closures with traffic shifts. A minimum of one lane will be open in each direction for the duration.

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Starting June 3 drivers can expect delays on US-41 between L’Anse and Negaunee.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says seven large generators will be transported to the new Upper Michigan Energy Resource Corporation generating facility in Negaunee Township. The generators will block traffic in the late evenings to early mornings, Sunday through Thursday.

The moves from the CertainTeed Plant in L’Anse to Eagle Mills will start at 10 p.m. and finish by 5 a.m. Return trips on alternating night will start at 11 p.m. and finish by 5 a.m.

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Gwinn woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident in Negaunee Township Tuesday.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was called around 1:10 p.m. to US-41 near Midway Drive. Deputies say Makayla Mayo, 23, of Gwinn was westbound in a Pontiac Vibe when a Chevy Silverado driven by Jack Cram, 34, of Marquette pulled out of Midway Drive and into her path. The vehicles collided head-on.

Mayo was taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Cram was cited for failure to yield the right-of-way.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash in Marquette Township Thursday. 

Sheriff's deputies responded just before 10 a.m. to US-41 West near Northwoods Road. They say Sarah Hoffman, 27, of Skandia was westbound in a van when a vehicle driven by David Lane, 62, pulled out of the Gordon Food Service driveway and into her path. 

The two vehicles collided. Hoffman's rolled over into the ditch on the northern side of the roadway. 

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