Ishpeming traffic crash results in severe injuries

Feb 6, 2014

ISHPEMING, MI--   A teenager and young child are seriously injured, following a two-vehicle crash in Ishpeming Thursday. 

City Police say the accident happened around 6:45 a.m. on South Pine Street near Excelsior Street.  Cassidy Kudis, 17, of National Mine was northbound on Pine when she crossed the centerline and hit a southbound truck head-on.

Kudis’ passenger—a six-year-old girl—is in Marquette General Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.  Kudis remains in serious condition at MGH following surgery.  The driver of the truck, Lisa Holmgren, 43, of Ishpeming, was treated at Bell Hospital and released.

Police say the six-year-old is unrelated to Kudis.  Investigation revealed she was not in a proper restraint at the time of the crash. 

They say excessive speed is believed to be a factor in the accident, which remains under investigation.