Brickyard Road

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   An Ishpeming man was ticketed for causing a two-vehicle accident in a new Marquette Township roundabout Tuesday. 

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 2:40 p.m. on US-41 at the Brickyard Road roundabout. David Schneider, 31, of Ishpeming was eastbound in a Saturn sedan when he lost control of his vehicle. It hit a GMC pickup in the roundabout driven by Elliot Conroy, 21, of Ishpeming.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Work on US-41/M-28 in Marquette Township starts on Monday.

The Michigan Department of Transportation is reconstructing the highway between County Road 492 to just west of Brickyard Road, extending the existing boulevard. Roundabouts will replace signaled intersections at Brickyard Road and at 492 near Walmart and Target, and another will be built at the Meijer gas station. Indirect left-turn lanes will also be constructed, as will a multi-use tunnel beneath the highway just west of 492.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   No serious injuries are reported in a two-vehicle accident on US-41 near Brickyard Road in Marquette Township Thursday.

Sheriff’s deputies say a Dodge Caravan driven by Vaughn Laurila of Negaunee was westbound on US-41 around 3:15 p.m. He was approaching Brickyard Road when a GMC Envoy driven by Frank Grimsby of Trenary entered the highway from the shoulder to make a U-turn.

Laurila tried to avoid Grimsby but struck him in the center lane.

Both drivers declined medical treatment at the scene.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Skandia man was killed in an early-morning traffic crash in Marquette Township Friday.

Michigan State Police from the Negaunee Post were dispatched around 5:50 a.m. to US-41 near Brickyard Road. Troopers say a Chevy pickup driven by a 51-year-old Ishpeming man struck a 36-year-old man from Skandia.

The pedestrian was severely injured and succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

US-41 was closed in both directions until approximately 9 a.m. as troopers investigated the crash.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   No serious injuries were reported following a two-vehicle crash in Marquette Township over the weekend.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was called Sunday around 1:15 p-m to the intersection of US-41 West and Brickyard Road. They say a Buick LeSabre driven by a 57-year-old Ishpeming woman failed to yield to westbound traffic and turned north onto Brickyard Road. She struck a westbound Ford Edge driven by a 38-year-old Ishpeming woman. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   An Ishpeming teen received minor injuries in a single-vehicle accident in Marquette Township Wednesday. 

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened at 8:35 a.m. on US-41 near Brickyard Road. Lillee Martin, 18, was eastbound when she lost control of her vehicle on the slushy roadway. It went into the snow-filled ditch on the south side of the highway and rolled over onto its roof.

Martin sought her own treatment.

She was ticketed for driving too fast for conditions.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Only minor injuries are reported in a two-vehicle accident in Marquette Township.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened around 1:15 Tuesday afternoon on US-41 near Brickyard Road.  They say Courtney Almli, 21, of Marquette pulled out of the Lowes parking lot into the path of a westbound vehicle driven by Gary Vought, 50, of Three Lakes, Wisconsin.

Vought was taken to UP Health System Marquette for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. 

Almli was cited for failure to yield.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Another crash has been reported at a Marquette Township intersection.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says three vehicles were involved in the accident on US-41 at Brickyard Road Monday.

Just before 6 p.m. an eastbound Elantra driven by Clifton Howard, 23, of Marquette rear-ended a Chevy Silverado driven by John Clements, 66, of L’Anse, which was stopped at the red light.  The force of the impact pushed the Silverado into the back of a Mazda driven by Richard Cox, 63, of Ishpeming.

No injuries are reported.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Only minor injuries are reported in a two-vehicle crash on US-41 in Marquette Township Thursday. 

The Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened around 4:10 p.m. at Brickyard Road.  Deputies say an SUV driven by Whitney Stanley, 30, of Gwinn turned left onto the highway toward Brickyard Road and into the path of an eastbound pickup driven by John Kovarik, 28, of Negaunee. 

Kovarik’s passenger, Dane Bays, 40, of Marquette, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and sought his own treatment. 

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Two people are injured following a traffic crash in Marquette Township.

State Police say Thursday around 10:35 in the morning Mary Parkkonen, 82, of Negaunee was eastbound on US-41 when she ran the red light at Brickyard Road.  She struck a vehicle driven by Jennifer Tavernier, 52, of Marquette, which was crossing the highway.

Both drivers were taken to UPHS Marquette for treatment. 

Parkkonen was cited for disregarding a traffic control device.