NMU flag lowered for student death

Feb 23, 2018

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Northern Michigan University flag is lowered to half-staff Friday to honor a student who died this week. 

Ben Johnson, 18, of Norway was involved in a traffic crash in Sands Township early Tuesday morning. He received fatal injuries.

Johnson graduated from Norway High School in 2017. He was a first-year NMU student pursuing a lineman certificate. Johnson played hockey for the Marquette Electricians travel team, and also played football, baseball, and soccer.

The NMU flag is lowered to half-staff and campus messages are sent after the passing of current students, faculty and staff, and after consultation with immediate family.