Ely Township crash injures woman

Mar 5, 2013

ELY TOWNSHIP, MI--   Police are investigating a two-vehicle accident in Ely Township.   

Authorities say the crash happened around 8 a.m. Monday at the intersection of US-41 and County Road 478. 

Police say a pickup truck driven by 81-year-old Thomas Junack pulled out onto the highway in front of a minivan driven by 61-year-old Fern Johnson.  Johnson received minor injuries.  Junack was ticketed for failure to yield. 

Traffic on US-41 was narrowed to one lane while officials cleaned up the area of the crash.  Police say road conditions were not a factor in the accident. 

Michigan State Police and the Ishpeming Township Police and Fire Departments assisted at the scene.