Multiple-vehicle crash in Marquette Township

May 17, 2013

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   An elderly Marquette man has been cited for causing a three-vehicle accident in Marquette Township.  

Sheriff’s deputies say the crash happened Thursday around 1:15 p.m. on US-41 near County Road HIA.  They say 86-year-old Lester Passinault pulled out of Lowes and into the path of a westbound Grand Cherokee driven by 39-year-old Traci Champion of Ishpeming.  The impact of the crash sent the Passinault's vehicle into an eastbound Pontiac G6 driven by 62-year-old Mary Keough of Marquette. 

Champion was taken to Marquette General Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  The other drivers sought their own treatment of minor injuries. 

Deputies cited Passinault for failure to yield the right-of-way.