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.   

MARQUETTE, MI--   An Ishpeming woman has been arraigned for allegedly hitting a State Police car with her vehicle on M-28 last week. 

Carol Saari, 38, is charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence and not taking care while passing a police vehicle in the March 6 incident.  She’s accused of hitting the patrol car while a trooper was conducting a traffic stop near Kawbawgam Road.  No one was injured. 

A pretrial conference for Saari is scheduled for March 26. 

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   A suspected drunken driver faces arraignment after crashing into a parked State Police car in Chocolay Township.  

Friday around 11:30 p.m. a trooper from the Negaunee Post was sitting in his patrol car on M-28 near Kawbawgam Road during a traffic stop when a driver hit the left rear corner of his vehicle.  Both vehicles were damaged but no one was injured. 

The alleged drunken driver was arrested and lodged in the Marquette County Jail.  No names will be released until the driver is arraigned in Marquette County District Court.  

M-28 open

Feb 19, 2015

MARQUETTE, MI--   M-28 between Munising and Kawbawgam Road in Marquette County is reopened as of 5 

p.m. Thursday.  The stretch was blocked by police much of Wednesday and Thursday because of high winds and zero visibility.  

Police are reminding drivers to be careful on the highway and adjust their speed according to changing weather conditions.

UPDATE:  All major thoroughfares that were closed because of whiteouts and blizzard conditions have been reopened.  Police are reminding drivers to be extremely careful, as many roads have yet to be plowed.


UPDATE:  2/15/15 9:15 am:  The following roads are now OPEN:

  • US-2/41 between Rapid River and Gladstone
  • US-41 between Rapid River and Trenary
  • M-28 between Munising and Marquette


The following roads are CLOSED due to whiteout conditions:  

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP--   Three people have suffered injuries in a Chocolay Township crash. 

Township Police say the accident happened Saturday around 12:15 p.m. on M-28 just east of Hiawatha. 

Gretchen Klasner of Marquette was eastbound in a Subaru Forrester when she lost control of the vehicle and spun into the path of a westbound Nissan Xterra driven by Patricia Williams of Marquette. 

Both drivers and a passenger in the Williams vehicle were taken to U.P. Health System Marquette.  There’s no word on the extent of their injuries.

UPDATE, 1/27  11:30 a.m.:   Officials have reopened M-28 as of 11:30 a.m.


MARQUETTE, MI--   The Alger County Sheriff's Office is closing M-28 between Munising and Marquette because of bad weather conditions. 

Deputies say the stretch will be blocked off at 9 p.m. Sunday.  Motorists will be redirected to M-94 as an alternate route. 

Snow and blowing snow are creating whiteout conditions, making travel on M-28 extremely hazardous. 

A blizzard warning is in effect for Alger County until noon Monday.