Humboldt Township

HUMBOLDT TOWNSHIP, MI--   A L’Anse woman was ticketed by police following a single-vehicle crash in Humboldt Township.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Friday around 3:15 p.m. on US-41 West near County Road FNO. The vehicle was headed west when the car began to hydroplane due to excessive speed and water on the road. The car spun around, went down an embankment, and entered a wood line backwards.

Two females were trapped in the vehicle. Rangers from Van Riper State Park were dispatched with chainsaws to remove trees.

HUMBOLDT TOWNSHIP, MI--   Two people were injured following a traffic accident with a moose Friday night.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened on M-95 just north of County Road FH in Humboldt Township.

A 55-year-old South Republic man was northbound in a Toyota pickup when he came upon a moose. The truck hit the moose’s head. Its body swung around, hit the side of the vehicle and smashed the windshield.

The driver was able to pull over onto the side of the road.

HUMBOLDT TOWNSHIP, MI--   Michigan State Police from the Negaunee Post are investigating a fatal traffic accident in Humboldt Township. 

Troopers were dispatched Wednesday around 3:20 p.m. to US-41 just east of Wolf Lake Road. Preliminary investigation indicates a 61-year-old man from Champion drove off the right side of the road. His vehicle came to rest on the driver’s side.

Bystanders found the man unresponsive. He was taken to UPHS-Marquette and pronounced dead.

Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors in the accident.

HUMBOLDT TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Humboldt Township man is in custody after he fired a gun in the direction of relatives Sunday morning. 

At 9 a.m. State Police from the Negaunee Post were dispatched to a home on a report the suspect became violent during an argument with family over money. When family began to leave the residence, the suspect exited the house with a shotgun and fired it in the direction of their vehicles.

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.

HUMBOLDT TOWNSHIP, MI--   Two people are hospitalized following a three-vehicle traffic accident in Humboldt Township. 

Marquette County Sheriff’s deputies say it happened Monday just after 10 a.m. at the intersection of US-41 and M-95. William Mattila, 65, of Republic was westbound on US-41 and attempted to turn south onto M-95 when he turned into the path of a vehicle driven by Judith Prisk, 79, of Champion. The collision forced Prisk’s car to roll over several times and strike a vehicle driven by Michael McCann, 71, of Negaunee, who was stopped behind Mattila’s vehicle.

HUMBOLDT TOWNSHIP, MI--   An 82-year-old man was assaulted after someone broke into his Humboldt Township home Tuesday. 

Michigan State Police from the Negaunee Post were dispatched to the residence around 11:30 p.m. They say a suspect entered the house, assaulted the man, stole some property, and fled the scene.

The homeowner was taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment of his injuries.

The incident remains under investigation.

Troopers were assisted by the Iron Mountain Post’s K9 unit, the Marquette Crime Lab, and UPHS emergency medical personnel.

HUMBOLDT TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Humboldt Township man has been taken into custody, following a domestic violence incident.

State Police from the Negaunee Post were dispatched around 3:50 Tuesday morning to a residence, but the male suspect fled the scene on an ORV. Troopers located him north of Republic driving a Yamaha side-by-side on M-95. They arrested the 45-year-old man for operating while intoxicated and resisting and obstructing.

The suspect remains lodged in the Marquette County Jail.

The incident remains under investigation.

HUMBOLDT TOWNSHIP, MI--   A home has been destroyed by fire in Humboldt Township.

WLUC-TV says it was reported around 1:40 p.m. on County Road FX. Township firefighters say the house was engulfed when they arrived. Three dogs perished in the fire.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

No one was at home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. An account for residents Holli Stimac and Tyler Lapointe has been set up at the TruNorth Credit Union in Ishpeming. Anttila’s Towing is also taking donations. 

HUMBOLDT TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Palmer man was killed when he was hit by a car in Humboldt Township Thursday night. 

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened around 10 on M-95 about three miles south of US-41.  Cory Derocha, 33, was a passenger in a northbound car with a friend when they began to argue. The friend pulled the vehicle onto the side of the road. Derocha got out and either walked or ran directly into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Janey Christiansen, 19, of Iron Mountain. Derocha was struck head-on and became trapped underneath.

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