M-28

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   Chocolay Township Police are asking for the public’s help in finding some stolen water rescue equipment. 

Recently several items were taken from rescue stations at the first and second turnouts on M-28.  They include an orange and white throw ring marked Property of CTFD in black paint and two water rescue cans, similarly marked.

DUNCAN TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Baraga woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Houghton County Friday. 

Michigan State Police from the Calumet Post say it happened around 1:45 p.m. on M-28, approximately two miles west of Sidnaw. A Honda Accord driven by Roberta Vizina, 72, of Baraga was westbound when it rear-ended a Toyota Highlander driven by Karen Moller, 59, of Eveleth, Minnesota. Moller was stopped because of road construction. Her vehicle then rear-ended a tractor-trailer driven by Garrett Ayotte, 49, of downstate Bad Axe.

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MI--   The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office says hazardous winter weather caused numerous accidents Thursday.

In Raco, a semi had slowed down for other traffic on M-28 when it was rear-ended by a pickup truck. The driver and passenger of the pickup were injured and taken to War Memorial Hospital for treatment.

At virtually the same time a snowmobile accident on Trail #8 killed a downstate man.

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   One person was taken to the hospital, following a head-on crash in Chocolay Township.

Chocolay Police responded around 8:25 p.m. Tuesday to M-28 near Lakewood Lane. Both vehicles suffered extensive damage and had to be towed from the scene.

The driver of the eastbound vehicle was taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment. The driver of the westbound vehicle was not injured.

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash in Chocolay Township Tuesday.

Police say around 10:30 a.m. a vehicle had stopped on M-28 near Lakewood Lane to turn into a driveway when it was rear-ended by a delivery van. The impact pushed the first vehicle into the oncoming lane, where it hit a westbound vehicle.

The driver and passenger of the first vehicle were taken to UPHS Marquette with non-life-threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported.

The driver of the van was cited for speeding.

ONTONAGON, MI--   Two people were injured in a single-vehicle crash in Ontonagon County. 

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched Monday around 4:22 p.m. to M-26 near M-28.  They say Stanley Domitrovich of Ontonagon was southbound when he said he blacked out.  The vehicle crossed the centerline, went into the ditch, and hit a driveway, which caused the vehicle to go airborne.  It hit several trees before coming to rest in the ditch. 

Domitrovich and his wife Nancy were taken to Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital with minor injuries. 

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   Two people were taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash in Chocolay Township.  

Police say the accident happened Wednesday at 12:12 p.m. at the corner of US-41 and M-28.  Tyler Juntunen, 20, of Lake Linden was southbound on 41 when he turned east and into the path of a northbound vehicle driven by Terry Debruyn, 64, of Skandia.  The vehicles crashed head-on. 

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   Two people have been injured in a two-vehicle accident in Chocolay Township.  

Police say the crash happened Thursday around 5:10 p.m. on M-28 at Hiawatha.  A Subaru driven by a 24-year-old Ishpeming man tried to enter the highway but didn’t see an oncoming eastbound vehicle and pulled into its path. 

The driver of the eastbound vehicle—a 32-year-old man from Rochester Hills—and his passenger were taken to UP Health System Marquette for treatment.  No one in the Subaru was injured. 

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   A suspect awaits arraignment on charges he stole a vehicle from Chocolay Township.  

Friday around 8 a.m. Township Police were called to a residence on M-28 on a report that a red Jeep Grand Cherokee had been taken without permission. 

Chocolay officers spotted the vehicle northbound on Division Street and attempted to stop the jeep, but the driver continued on to Genessee and Champion streets.  Police say while the suspect didn’t speed up, he still refused to pull over.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A sentencing date has been set for an Ishpeming woman who pleaded guilty to hitting a State Police car in Chocolay Township while driving drunk. 

Carol Saari, 38, pleaded to driving while intoxicated and driving with an open intoxicant last week.  She faces up to six months in jail. 

Sentencing is set for May 4.

Saari’s vehicle collided with a patrol car that was conducting a traffic stop on M-28 near Kawbawgam Road.  No one was injured in the crash.   

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