Moose cause accident on M-95

Jul 8, 2013

REPUBLIC TOWNSHIP, MI--   Moose are to blame for a single-vehicle accident in Republic Township that injured two men.  

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Department responded Friday around 10:35 p.m. to M-95 about five miles south of US-41.  Deputies say Neil Nieminsky, 42, of Republic was northbound when he spotted two moose along the road.  As he swerved left to avoid the animals a third moose stepped into the roadway and Nieminsky hit it head-on. 

He and his passenger, Martin Oakley, 33, of Republic, were taken to Marquette General Hospital with minor injuries. 

The cow moose had to be killed by the Department of Natural Resources.