Jaws of Life used to extricate victim in Chocolay crash

Feb 11, 2019

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   One person was taken to the hospital following a crash in Chocolay Township Monday morning.

Township Police say it happened at 10:45 a.m. at the intersection of US-41 and Silver Creek Road. Investigation indicates a Ford panel van driven by a L’Anse man was southbound on the highway when he ran a red light. His vehicle struck a Ford passenger car driven by a Lansing woman that was entering the highway from Silver Creek Road.

The L’Anse man was not injured. He was ticketed for failing to stop at a red light.

The woman—an employee with the State of Michigan—had to be extricated from her vehicle with the Jaws of Life. She was taken to UPHS-Marquette and treated for what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.