US-141

CRYSTAL FALLS TOWNSHIP, MI--   The Iron County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident in Crystal Falls Township. 

Friday around 3 p.m. deputies were dispatched to US-141 near the intersection of Kohon Road. A vehicle had gone over a guardrail and was lying on its roof at the bottom of a steep embankment. The driver, Glorious Ross, 56, of Bark River, was found deceased inside.

The crash remains under investigation.

DICKINSON COUNTY, MI--   Monday marks the beginning of work on the US-2/US-141 junction in Quinnesec. 

The Michigan Department of Transportation says it will reconstruct the junction to eliminate a grassy median in favor of a standard five-lane highway. The project also includes reducing the steep grade of US-2 heading toward Iron Mountain and reconstructing US-141 from the junction to just south of the railroad viaduct. 

M-DOT will make drainage improvements, traffic signal upgrades, and pavement markings.

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   An Iron Mountain man charged in a Breitung Township traffic crash last Christmas eve has been sentenced. 

Rodney Buck, 58, attempted to turn onto US-141 from Breitung Cutoff Road and pulled into the path of a northbound vehicle driven by a Channing woman. Only minor injuries were reported.

Buck was charged with operating under the influence of drugs and possession of marijuana—both misdemeanors. He pleaded no contest to both in April. Buck was sentenced Wednesday to 25 days in jail and 6 months of probation.

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   An Iron Mountain man was arrested after police suspected him of driving under the influence of drugs.

Troopers from the Iron Mountain Post were called Saturday around 3 p.m. to US-141 at the intersection of Breitung Cutoff Road in Breitung Township.  A 57-year-old Iron Mountain man attempted to turn onto the highway and pulled into the path of a northbound vehicle driven by a 60-year-old Channing, Michigan woman. 

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   A pretrial hearing is set for a Crystal Falls man who led police on a chase from Wisconsin into Michigan in December.  

Michael Santi, 51, is accused of running from Marinette County Sheriff’s deputies on US-141 and driving into Iron Mountain, where his truck ran over stop sticks and hit a tree. 

He’s charged with ten felonies, including malicious destruction of property, resisting and obstructing an officer, and fleeing and eluding. 

A pretrial hearing is set for February 1. 

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   A Crystal Falls man has been arraigned for leading Michigan and Wisconsin police on a high-speed chase.  

Friday afternoon the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Marinette County officials that deputies were pursuing a red pickup truck on US-141.  They indicated the driver, Michael Santi, 51, was headed into Michigan.

Dickinson County deputies deployed stop sticks.  Santi’s truck hit the sticks, lost control, struck some vehicles, and hit a tree. 

CRYSTAL FALLS, MI--   One person is seriously injured, after part of a school bus being hauled in Iron County crashed through a vehicle window. 

Monday around 5:45 p.m. sheriff’s deputies were called to US-141 north of Crystal Falls.  They say a family of three was northbound near Correl Road when they approached a wrecker towing the bus, which was going to be salvaged.  As the vehicle came up behind it, the bus’ drive shaft came apart, sending the U-joint and short shaft through the vehicle’s passenger-side windshield.  The passenger was struck in the face and shoulder. 

MARINETTE COUNTY, WI--   Authorities have released the name of a Wisconsin man who took his own life after he shot at police while being chased last week. 

The Marinette County Sheriff’s Department says the suspect is identified as Robb DeGroot, 43, of Green Bay.

MARINETTE COUNTY, WI--   A man who led Wisconsin police on a high-speed chase in Marinette County and shot at vehicles is dead.  

Sheriff’s deputies say the suspect—believed to be a 35-year-old Green Bay man—reportedly shot at and hit a vehicle on US-141 just south of Wausaukee Thursday around 3 p.m.  Deputies spotted the suspect and pursued the black Chevy Tahoe, which fled the scene at a high rate of speed. 

The suspect turned onto US-8, then fired a handgun out the window at deputies.  His vehicle disappeared on a two-rut road near the town of Goodman.

MARINETTE, WI--   An Illinois man has been charged in the traffic death of a Niagara, Wisconsin man last Friday night. 

The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office says 43-year-old Joseph Hayes of Lemont, Illinois was driving south in the northbound lane of US-141 in the town of Pound.  He hit a northbound vehicle driven by 21-year-old Kristian Reed of Niagara head-on, killing Reed. 

Hayes has been charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.  He remains lodged in the Marinette County Jail on a $250,000 bond. 

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