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Negaunee teen dies from injuries received in logging truck accident

NEGAUNEE, MI— A Negaunee High School student has died as the result of injuries sustained in a crash with a logging truck Friday morning.

An 18-year-old girl and her 16-year-old passenger were northbound on Teal Lake Avenue around 5:30 a.m. when the driver failed to yield to a flashing red light at the intersection of US-41. The vehicle was struck by an eastbound logging truck driven by a 27-year-old man.

Both students were taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment of serious injuries. One of the teens later died.

Negaunee Superintendent Dan Skewis sent out the following message today:

It is with deep regret that we inform you about a loss to our school community. This morning, a high school student passed away in a car accident. A second student was also in the accident and is being treated for injuries. This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and questions for our entire school community, especially our students.

Negaunee Public Schools has a crisis response team made up of professionals trained to help with the needs of students, parents, and school personnel at difficult times such as this. At our schools, we have counselors available for any student who may need or want help or any type of assistance surrounding this loss.

We have enclosed some information that may be useful to you in helping your child at home. If you would like additional information or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Brunette, Mrs. Morey or myself. We are saddened by the loss to our school community and will make every effort to help you and your child as you need.

Dan Skewis, Superintendent

The playoff football game scheduled for Friday night has been postponed until Saturday afternoon.

No other information is available 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.