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.