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HOLMES TOWNSHIP, MI--   One person was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Menominee County Monday.

WLUC-TV reports it happened around 1:35 p.m. at the intersection of County Road 356 and County Road 577 in Holmes Township. The Menominee County Sheriff’s Office says the vehicles were driven by Croy Smith, 36, of Niagara, Wisconsin; Perry Kelly, 59, of Daggett; and a 19-year-old Stephenson man.

STAMBAUGH TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Wisconsin man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Iron County Sunday.

Michigan State Police from the Iron Mountain Post responded around 12:20 a.m. to the intersection of Federal Forest Highway 16 and Smokey Lake Road in Stambaugh Township. Investigation determined a pickup driven by Verne St. Pierre, 64, of Phelps, Wisconsin left the road and crashed into several trees.

St. Pierre had to be extricated from the vehicle. He told troopers at the scene he had fallen asleep.

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Luce County man has been killed in a single-vehicle accident in Portage Township. 

Michigan State Police from the St. Ignace Post were dispatched late Saturday to H-33 near Curtis. They say a passing motorist found an occupied pickup truck crashed in the ditch.

The driver, identified as Ronald Wiegand, 64, of Curtis, was pronounced dead at the scene. No other people were in the vehicle.

Troopers say it’s unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident.

SAGOLA TOWNSHIP, MI--   One person has died in a two-vehicle crash on M-95 in Dickinson County. 

Michigan State Police from the Iron Mountain Post responded Monday around 9:20 a.m. to the intersection on M-69 West in Sagola Township.

A vehicle driven by a 62-year-old Wisconsin man failed to yield for a tanker truck heading north on M-95. The tanker hit the vehicle and pushed it about 550 feet north of the intersection and into the ditch.

HUMBOLDT TOWNSHIP, MI--   One person was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Humboldt Township Wednesday. 

Michigan State Police from the Negaunee Post say it happened around 12:20 p.m. on southbound US-41, about a half-mile west of the M-95 intersection.

The driver, a 69-year-old Florida resident, died at the scene.

The name of the driver is being withheld, pending notification of next of kin.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office and Humboldt Township Fire Department assisted at the scene.

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP, MI--   One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Portage Township on Friday.

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 2:30 p.m. on Superior Road near Boundary Road. 

Steven Long, 59, of Portage Township apparently overcorrected his vehicle. It crossed the roadway, entered a ditch and struck a culvert. The vehicle then bounced over a driveway and into a yard about 75 feet before it hit a tree.

Long was pronounced dead at the scene. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident.

STEPHENSON, WI--   The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office says a Wisconsin woman has died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident last month.  

On May 29 around 5:50 p.m. a vehicle was northbound on CTH-A near Jazwinski Road in the town of Stephenson. It entered the shoulder, lost control, crossed the centerline, and hit a southbound vehicle.

UPDATE, 5/20/19:  Police have released the names of those involved in the crash.

The two females who were pronounced dead at the scene were Lauren Powless, 18, and Madeline Jackson, 15. Zachery Hammon, 20, survived the accident.

No other information is being released at this time.


IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, MI--   Two teens were killed in a single-vehicle crash in Gogebic County Saturday.

NEGAUNEE, MI--   Officials have identified the individuals involved in a fatal crash in Negaunee Sunday.

City Police say just before 4 p.m. a van driven by Gerald Kippola, 69, of Ishpeming was eastbound on County Road.  The van struck a Chevy Impala driven by William Tull, 29, of Negaunee head-on.

Kippola was taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Tull had to be extricated from his vehicle by the Negaunee Fire Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

ST. IGNACE, MI--   The Marquette community is mourning two residents killed in a St. Ignace traffic accident Friday.

Jacob Johnson, 18, was the driver of a car that struck a pickup truck driven by Meghann Colegrove, 28, of St. Ignace around noon on North State Street.

Front seat passenger Will Johnson, 22, was taken to Mackinac Straits Hospital, where he later died. Jacob was taken to McClaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. He succumbed to his injuries on Sunday.