UPDATE: Driver dies in Escanaba crash

Dec 13, 2017

UPDATE, 12/13/17, 4:50 pm:  The woman who died in the crash has been identified as Patricia Fitch, 82, of Escanaba. The driver of the semi is Jeffery Egge, 46, of Gillet, Wisconsin.


ESCANABA, MI--   One person has been killed in a traffic accident near Escanaba. 

Public Safety officials say it happened Tuesday around 4:25 p.m. on Lakeshore Drive near Airport Drive. They say a southbound semi tractor-trailer was stopped for a school bus when it was struck from behind by a pickup truck driven by an 82-year-old Escanaba woman. 

The driver of the pickup suffered fatal injuries, while the driver of the semi was not injured. The roadway had to be shut down to one lane each way for about three hours.

The accident is still under investigation and no names are being released at this time.