Champion driver runs traffic light, causes crash, in Marquette Township

Jun 14, 2018

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Minor injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident in Marquette Township Wednesday.

Marquette County Sheriff’s deputies were called around 3:50 p.m. to US-41 West and County Road HQ, by Target. They say Joyce Ogea, 53, of Champion was driving a Jeep when she disregarded the traffic light and entered the intersection from the west. Zachary Steffes, 30, of downstate Westland was driving a Dodge when he entered the intersection from Wal-Mart at the same time.

The collision partially blocked traffic for about 40 minutes.

Two passengers from the Jeep were taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment of minor injuries. Steffes wasn’t injured.

Ogea was ticketed for disregarding a stop and go light.