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Injuries reported following accident during charity event on M-28

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SHELTER BAY, MI--   Three people were injured near Shelter Bay while participating in a Northern Michigan University fraternity charity event on Saturday. 

At about 11:30 a.m. Alger County Dispatch received multiple 911 calls reporting a three-vehicle accident on M-28. The Alger County Sheriff’s Office, Onota Fire Department, AuTrain Fire Department, UPHS Ambulance, Alger EMS and Wilderness Recovery responded to the scene. 

Investigation revealed members of NMU’s Tau Kappa Epsilon were pushing a bathtub along the highway between two escort vehicles when the rear vehicle was struck by a third, independent vehicle. The person pushing the bathtub became sandwiched between the two escort vehicles and was ejected from the scene. They and the driver and passenger of the rear escort vehicle were taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment of their injuries.

The driver of the third vehicle was determined to be at fault and was cited for careless driving.

No names are being released at this time.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.