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ESCANABA, MI--   The National Weather Service has confirmed an F-1 tornado touched down about 5 miles west of Escanaba Monday evening.

The funnel was seen by drivers on US-2 around 5:30 as it touched down near Pete's Pick N’ Pull auto parts. It snapped and knocked down several utility poles and trees, some of which fell onto a residence.

MACKINAC COUNTY, MI--   A 28-year-old woman has drowned in Lake Michigan in Mackinac County.

State Police from the St. Ignace Post say it happened Thursday around 4 p.m. near US-2 and the Dunes just west of Pointe Aux Chenes Road. Officials say there were

Two people in the water—the woman and a 13-year-old girl—and they were far from shore. At one point it looked like they were above the water but could barely be seen.

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   A logging truck leaked diesel fuel after it crashed in Iron Mountain Monday morning. 

City Police and Firefighters were dispatched around 5:30 to US-2 near Hamilton. They say a fully loaded truck was southbound on the highway when the driver failed to negotiate a curve. The truck left the roadway, came back on, and left the road again before coming to a stop.

Two power poles, a stop sign, a manhole and a telephone pedestal were all destroyed in the incident.

CRYSTAL FALLS TOWNSHIP, MI--   Troopers say no injuries were reported in a head-on crash between an SUV and a semi in Iron County Sunday. 

It happened at the intersection of US-2 and US-141 in Crystal Falls Township. The driver of the SUV tried to turn left from 141 onto US-2 when it collided head-on with a semi westbound on US-2.

No one was hurt in the accident.

The SUV driver was cited for failure to yield.

GLADSTONE, MI--   Two people were injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Gladstone Tuesday morning. 

Around 9:15 a.m. troopers from the Gladstone Post were dispatched to US-2 near Lakeshore Drive. They say Richard Dutton, 77, of Rapid River was northbound when he suffered a medical issue. His vehicle unintentionally sped up before Dutton lost control of it. The vehicle crossed the median and southbound lanes and rolled six or seven times.

NAHMA TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Wisconsin man has died in a Delta County traffic accident.

Michigan State Police from the Gladstone Post say the crash happened Friday around 10:30 a.m. on U.S. 2 near 24.5 Lane in Nahma Township.

Investigation indicates the man was hauling hot tar in a semi tractor-trailer when he drove into the ditch on the south side of the highway.

Bystanders started CPR on the driver until first responders arrived. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   An Iron Mountain woman is jailed, following a hit-and-run accident in the city Wednesday.

Officers say it happened around 3:30 p.m. on US-2 at the Ridgeview intersection. A westbound van driven by a 35-year-old woman rear-ended a pickup truck that was stopped at the light. Both drivers received minor injuries.

After the collision the driver of the van fled the scene and the pickup driver gave chase.

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   The Iron Mountain Police Department is investigating a single-vehicle crash on US-2 near Sixth Street. 

Police and firefighters responded to the scene around 12:15 a.m. Thursday. A 68-year-old woman from the Iron Mountain area was southbound on the highway when her vehicle left the west side and struck a guy wire for a power pole. The vehicle spun out of control and crossed to the east side of the highway, left the road and struck a garage.

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle rollover accident in Iron Mountain Sunday.

Iron Mountain police and fire officials were dispatched around 9:10 p.m. to US-2 and East Hughitt Street. They say a 28-year-old man was eastbound on Hughitt in a pickup truck when he failed to stop for the sign at US-2. His vehicle was broadsided by a second pickup that was northbound on the highway. The truck that ran the sign rolled over onto its side.

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   A man has been arrested for causing a seven-vehicle crash in Iron Mountain.

The Iron Mountain Police and Fire Departments were dispatched Wednesday around 2:20 p.m. to US-2 near H Street. Officials say a white Dodge pickup driven by a 63-year-old man was northbound when it crossed into the left-turn lane, sideswiped two cars and rear-ended an SUV. The collision pushed the SUV into three other vehicles waiting at the light.

Two drivers were taken to Dickinson County Healthcare System for precautionary measures.

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