two-vehicle accident

CHIPPEWA TOWNSHIP, MI--   Chippewa County’s Sheriff has suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash in Chippewa Township. 

Troopers from the Sault Ste. Marie Post say it happened Saturday around 7:10 p.m. on M-28 near Salt Point Road. An eastbound vehicle driven by Paul Sitz of Ramsey, Minnesota crossed the centerline and tried to turn into a parking lot. It pulled into the path of a westbound vehicle driven by Sheriff Michael Bitnar of Rudyard, who was off-duty at the time.

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   The Chocolay Police Department is asking those who may have seen a two-vehicle accident near the Welcome Center Wednesday to contact officers. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   US-41 at Shiras Hills was closed for a while Thursday morning because of a traffic crash near Tonti Road.

Marquette Police say around 8:45 a.m. a northbound vehicle driven by Edward Gudewicz, 67, of Skandia crossed the centerline and hit a southbound vehicle driven by Bonnie Tennant, 59, of Negaunee.

Both drivers were taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment of unknown injuries.

US-41 south traffic was diverted to Lake Street while officials cleared the scene.

Police say speed and conditions were likely factors in the crash.

GLADSTONE, MI--   A Gladstone woman was taken to the hospital following an accident in the city. 

Gladstone Public Safety and Gladstone Volunteer Firefighters responded Wednesday around 9:20 a.m. to M-35 near North 17th Street. They say the 46-year-old woman was eastbound and coming down the hill when she lost control of her vehicle. She struck a westbound vehicle driven by a 55-year-old man from Rock.

The woman was taken to St. Francis Hospital for treatment.

The accident remains under investigation.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Marquette woman has been ticketed for causing an accident in Marquette Township. 

Sheriff’s deputies responded Tuesday around 2:15 p.m. to US-41 near Brookton Road. They say Erin Seavoy, 29, of Virginia was making a right turn into the Days Inn parking lot with her station wagon when she was struck by an eastbound Chevy sedan driven by Barbara McNece, 56, of Marquette.

McNece was preparing to slow her vehicle but lost control on the snow-covered road and collided with Seavoy’s vehicle.

MARQUETTE, MI--   No serious injuries were reported from a two-vehicle accident in Marquette Tuesday.

City police say the crash happened at the intersection of Grove Street and South McClellan Avenue around 8:40 a.m.

A vehicle driven by Sarah Smith, 27, of Marquette, was westbound on Grove and stopped at a red light. She then tried to turn left onto McClellan and struck a northbound vehicle driven by Brian Johnson, 74, of Gwinn.

Both drivers were taken to UPHS-Marquette with non-life-threatening injuries.

Smith was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Deerton woman was found to be at fault for a head-on crash in Marquette Sunday.

City police say it happened around 3:25 p.m. on Shiras Hill. Investigation revealed a Ford pickup truck driven by Elizabeth Schut, 56, of Deerton was southbound on US-41 when she lost control of the vehicle. It slid into the northbound lanes and hit a Chevy SUV driven by Lance Beckman, 23, of Gwinn.

The Jaws of Life were used to extricate Beckman from his vehicle.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   No serious injuries are reported in a two-vehicle accident on US-41 near Brickyard Road in Marquette Township Thursday.

Sheriff’s deputies say a Dodge Caravan driven by Vaughn Laurila of Negaunee was westbound on US-41 around 3:15 p.m. He was approaching Brickyard Road when a GMC Envoy driven by Frank Grimsby of Trenary entered the highway from the shoulder to make a U-turn.

Laurila tried to avoid Grimsby but struck him in the center lane.

Both drivers declined medical treatment at the scene.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   No major injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident in Marquette Township.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Friday around 7:50 p.m. on US-41 near the entrance to Lowe’s. Deputies arrived at the scene with Michigan State Police and found both vehicles in the eastbound lane.

Investigation revealed Ryan Galerneau of Ypsilanti was westbound when a pickup truck driven by William Porter of Traunik pulled out of the Lowe’s driveway and into his path. Galerneau struck the driver’s side of Porter’s truck, which spun around.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   A downstate man was arrested, following a two-vehicle accident in Marquette Township Wednesday. 

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 9:30 p.m. on US-41 near Wright Street. Deputies were advised one vehicle was on its side.

Officials say a Pontiac Vibe driven by a 21-year-old downstate man was westbound on US-41 when a grey sedan driven by a 20-year-old Gwinn man pulled out of the Cenex parking lot and into its path.

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