Marquette County Sheriff's Office

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Two traffic accidents happened within 45 minutes of each other in Negaunee Township Sunday. 

Marquette County Sheriff’s deputies first responded around 10:55 a.m. to US-41 near Heritage Drive. They say Elisha Greiser, 32, of Iron River was eastbound in a pickup truck when she lost control on the icy roadway. The truck slid sideways into a snowbank then overturned, coming to rest on its roof.

Only minor injuries were reported.

CHAMPION TOWNSHIP, MI--   A downstate man walked for hours after his snowmobile broke down Saturday in Marquette County. 

Around 7 p.m. Central Dispatch received a call of a stranded snowmobiler on Trail #5 north of Trail #8 in Champion Township.  The sled had apparently been broken down since 5:20 p.m. and the rider was walking south on Trail #5 somewhere south of County Road AAA.

Sheriff’s deputies used a heated snow-cat due to below-freezing windshield temperatures and whiteout conditions.

ELY TOWNSHIP, MI--   Snow caused a Marquette County Road Commission plow to roll over in Ely Township Thursday. 

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police were dispatched to US-41 near County Road CN just after 3 p.m. They say a plow driven by a 53-year-old Ishpeming man was clearing snow near a guardrail. The snow pulled the truck, with the wing plow engaged, off the side of the road. The truck spun around and ended up on its side down an embankment.

The driver was not injured.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Minor injuries are reported in a two-vehicle accident on County Road HQ in Marquette Township. 

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was called Monday around 5:30 p.m. to HQ near US-41 West. Deputies say a Ford Escape driven by a 21-year-old Illinois woman failed to yield to traffic while exiting the Target parking lot and drove in front of a northbound Subaru Forester driven by a 24-year-old Mohawk man.

A passenger in the Escape—a 19-year-old Marquette woman—was taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment of minor injuries.

BIG BAY, MI--   Deep snow hindered troopers’ attempts to find a woman reported missing in Powell Township. 

Michigan State Police from the Negaunee Post were dispatched Monday around 3 a.m. to County Road 510 on a report of a missing person. A 39-year-old Big Bay woman was trying to access a rural camp when her vehicle became stuck in snow and she didn’t arrive where she was expected.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Negaunee resident has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, following a crash in Marquette Township. 

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched Friday just before 4 p.m. to US-41 near Commerce Drive. Deputies say a Nissan Versa driven by a Negaunee resident tried to cross the highway from the crossover through the eastbound lanes when it failed to yield to traffic. The Versa was struck in the rear passenger side by a Ford F150 driven by a Marquette resident.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   An Ishpeming man was ticketed for causing a two-vehicle accident in a new Marquette Township roundabout Tuesday. 

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 2:40 p.m. on US-41 at the Brickyard Road roundabout. David Schneider, 31, of Ishpeming was eastbound in a Saturn sedan when he lost control of his vehicle. It hit a GMC pickup in the roundabout driven by Elliot Conroy, 21, of Ishpeming.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Authorities continue to investigate a fire at a concrete structure in Marquette Friday night. 

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office responded just before 10 p.m. to a report of heavy smoke in the area of South Vandenboom Road near Whetstone Road. Deputies found the abandoned structure actively on fire.

Firefighters from Marquette Township Fire and Rescue, the Chocolay Township Fire Department and the Marquette Fire Department extinguished the fire. Marquette Township officials stayed on the scene and investigated the fire until just after 1 a.m.

SANDS TOWNSHIP, MI--   The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the woman killed in a trailer fire last Saturday morning. 

Deputies say the body of Judith Germain, 67, was found when the fire at the 553 Mobile Estates Trailer Park was extinguished. She lived in the trailer.

Officers responded to Lot #127 around 9 a.m. and saw heavy smoke and fire coming from the structure. Numerous attempts were made to look inside the trailer for Germain, but entry was not possible.

SANDS TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Sands Township woman has died in a mobile home fire.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says emergency crews responded just before 9 a.m. Saturday to the 553 Mobile Estates Trailer Park, lot 127. They say heavy smoke and fire were coming from the trailer when they arrived. Deputies tried to find the homeowner but attempts to look inside the trailer were not possible.

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