Marquette County Sheriff's Office

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   One person was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Marquette Township Thursday.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched around 4 p.m. to County Road 550 near Compeau Creek. Deputies say a 57-year-old Marquette man was northbound in a Buick Lacrosse when he crossed the centerline and struck a southbound GMC Sierra driven by a 67-year-old Marquette man. The Lacrosse continued northbound in the southbound lane and hit a Ford F550 driven by a 34-year-old Gwinn man. All three vehicles sustained heavy damage.

HUMBOLDT TOWNSHIP, MI--   An Ontonagon County man has been killed in a logging truck accident in Humboldt Township.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 12:40 a.m. Thursday at M-94 and US-41. It appears the 60-year-old driver parked his empty truck on the northbound shoulder of M-95 and got out. While he was outside the truck it rolled and struck him. The truck continued to roll and crashed into the east wall of the Corner Café.

Witnesses found the crashed truck around 12:40 a.m. and the deceased driver shortly afterwards.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was called out to rescue swimmers at Little Presque Isle over the weekend. 

Deputies were notified Saturday afternoon that six swimmers were in distress and two swimmers were stranded on a rock. Officials reported strong currents and three-foot waves.

The Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division launched two boats, then learned there were 40 swimmers who needed help getting to shore.

Everyone was brought back to the beach.

No injuries were reported.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   One person was injured in a single-vehicle crash in Marquette Township Wednesday.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched around 8:30 p.m. to the intersection of Grove Street and County Road 492. They say the 21-year-old driver of a Chevy Cruze was westbound on Grove when she ran a stop sign at the intersection. The vehicle crossed both lanes of traffic and hit an embankment on the other side of the road.

The uninjured driver was later arrested on suspicion of operating while intoxicated.

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI--   An Ishpeming woman is hospitalized for injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident in Negaunee Township. 

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Thursday around 4:40 p.m. on US-41 near Link Road. They say Lillian Andriacchi, 90, of Ishpeming was westbound on 41 when she turned south onto Link Road. She turned into the path of an eastbound vehicle driven by 25-year-old Jordyn Lafreniere of Negaunee.

Andriacchi was taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment of severe, but not life-threatening, injuries.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Marquette County Sheriff’s deputy has tested positive for COVID-19. 

The jail had initiated testing for inmates and staff as a proactive measure.

The deputy was tested June 2 but there were problems with local testing equipment and samples had to be sent out of the area. The positive result was received Sunday night.

The deputy was asymptomatic and is currently in quarantine. No other cases have been confirmed.

Officials say the case is not believed to be related to an inmate who tested positive for the coronavirus on May 23.

SANDS TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Marquette woman suffered minor injuries in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Sands Township Monday morning. 

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched around 6:35 a.m. to M-553 near the railroad overpass. Deputies say the 43-year-old woman was northbound and approaching the overpass when her vehicle crossed the southbound lanes and hit the guardrail. It left the roadway, rolled over, and came to rest on an ORV trail.

A first responder witnessed the crash and rendered aid until EMS arrived.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office has developed a suspect in a pedestrian hit and run crash in Marquette Township on May 7. 

Deputies received a tip last week and found a van abandoned in a wooded area on County Road KB near Brown Deer Road in Powell Township. The van was towed to the Michigan State Police Forensic Lab in Marquette for processing.

Police say a suspect has been identified. The investigation continues and a report will be forwarded to the Prosecutor’s Office for review.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a pedestrian hit-and-run crash on County Road 550 last week. 

It happened May 7 near Sugarloaf Mountain. A 23-year-old Marquette man suffered numerous skull fractures. He was taken to UPHS-Marquette and recently released.

The Sheriff’s Office believes the suspect vehicle is a 2005 or 2006 Ford Econoline van that is now missing the passenger side mirror and bracket. Those items were found at the scene of the accident.

RICHMOND TOWNSHIP, MI--   No major injuries are reported in a single-vehicle rollover accident in Marquette County. 

Sheriff’s deputies were called Tuesday to M-35 south of County Road 565 in Richmond Township. They say a car driven by Marie Schaefer, 44, of Gwinn was southbound when she lost control of the vehicle. It crossed the centerline, hit a rock and overturned, coming to rest on its roof in the ditch.

Neither Schaefer nor a small child properly restrained in the back seat was seriously injured.

The crash remains under investigation.