three-vehicle accident

ELY TOWNSHIP, MI--   Two people were injured in a three-vehicle accident in Ely Township over the weekend. 

Troopers from the Negaunee Post say the crash happened Saturday around 7 p.m. on US-41 and County Road 496.  They say an eastbound vehicle driven by Pamela Martz, 59, of Ishpeming was slowing for vehicles that were stopped ahead of her when she was rear-ended by a car driven by Donald Clary, 36, of Marquette.  Martz’ vehicle was pushed into the back of another vehicle driven by Mark Aepelbacher, 57, of East Jordan, Michigan.

ESCANABA, MI--   One person had to be extricated from their vehicle, following a three-vehicle crash in Delta County. 

The Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened Tuesday around 8 a.m. on US-2 near M-69.  Two cars were behind a vehicle waiting to turn left onto 12th Road when another vehicle struck the stopped cars from behind.  The driver of the middle vehicle became trapped and had to be extricated by emergency personnel.

Two people were taken to OSF St. Francis Hospital with minor injuries. 

NEGAUNEE, MI--   Several people were injured in a three-vehicle crash in Negaunee Monday. 

City Police say the accident happened around 7:35 a.m. at the intersection of US-41 and Baldwin Avenue.  A Chevy Camaro driven by John Kantola, 48, of Champion was eastbound when it was struck by a westbound van driven by Thomas Lee, 58, of Ishpeming.  He was trying to turn south onto Baldwin.  Lee’s van then struck a Ford Explorer driven by Johanna Smith, 29, of Ishpeming that was stopped at the intersection.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Four people were taken to the hospital following a three-vehicle crash in Marquette.

City Police say Tuesday around 10:10 p.m. a minivan that was southbound on McClellan Avenue ran a red light and struck a pickup traveling westbound on US-41.  The driver’s side window of a third vehicle was damaged by flying debris.

The drivers and passengers were taken to Marquette General Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. 

The driver of the van was cited for failing to stop at a red light. 

CALUMET, MI--   Three people were injured in a multiple-vehicle accident in Calumet Friday. 

State Police from the Calumet Post say the crash happened around 4:30 p.m. on US-41 at Boston Road.  A 19-year-old Hancock man was southbound when he came upon a slower SUV driven by a 55-year-old Hancock man that was also southbound.  The teen’s vehicle rear-ended the SUV, sending it into a northbound vehicle driven by a 23-year-old Calumet woman. 

All three drivers were taken to Portage Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. 

HYDE, MI--   A three-vehicle accident in Delta County has injured four people.  

Sheriff’s deputies say the crash happened Wednesday on US-2 & 41 near the Ford River Bridge in Hyde.  A westbound 58-year-old man lost control of his vehicle on the icy road and hit an eastbound vehicle driven by a 29-year-old woman.  His car then struck another eastbound vehicle driven by a 57-year-old man head-on. 

ESCANABA, MI--   A Gwinn man has been charged in connection with a March crash that killed two people in Gladstone.  

Harley Durocher, 24, was the driver of a semi involved in a three-vehicle accident March 20 at the intersection of US-2/41/M-35 and South Hill Road. 

Killed in the crash were Thomas Swift, 73, of Escanaba and his 73-year-old wife, Barbara.  The driver of a third vehicle—Joyce Scheriff, 72, of Gladstone—was injured in the crash. 

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   An elderly Marquette man has been cited for causing a three-vehicle accident in Marquette Township.  

Sheriff’s deputies say the crash happened Thursday around 1:15 p.m. on US-41 near County Road HIA.  They say 86-year-old Lester Passinault pulled out of Lowes and into the path of a westbound Grand Cherokee driven by 39-year-old Traci Champion of Ishpeming.  The impact of the crash sent the Passinault's vehicle into an eastbound Pontiac G6 driven by 62-year-old Mary Keough of Marquette. 

MARQUETTE, MI--  

Marquette Police are investigating a three-vehicle accident in the city. 

Officers say the crash happened Wednesday morning around 6:45 a.m. at the intersection of Washington Street and McClellan Avenue.  They say a Chevy Malibu driven by a 48-year-old Marquette woman was west bound on Washington when it collided with a Chevy pickup driven by a 34-year-old Gwinn man.  The pickup then struck a Kia driven by a Marquette woman. 

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   Only minor injuries are reported in a three-vehicle accident in Chocolay Township Tuesday. 

Township Police say the crash happened just before 7 p.m. on US-41 in front of the Holiday gas station.  A southbound vehicle driven by Joseph Menze of Marquette was making a left turn into the station when he pulled into the path of a northbound vehicle driven by Alyssa Denofre of Negaunee.  Menze hit Denofre’s vehicle, then slid into a third vehicle waiting to leave the gas station.

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