Several injured in Negaunee multi-vehicle crash

Feb 19, 2013

NEGAUNEE, MI--   Five people were injured in a four-vehicle accident in Negaunee Monday.  

City Police say the crash happened at 1:38 p.m. at the intersection of US-41 and Teal Lake Avenue. 

Officers say a westbound minivan driven by Jackie Swanson, 29, of Ishpeming crossed the center turn lane and hit an eastbound SUV driven by Ruth Kivimaki, 68, of Negaunee Township head-on.  Kivimaki’s vehicle was pushed into a pickup driven by Kevin VanHamlin, 29, of Gwinn, while Swanson’s vehicle continued west and struck another minivan driven by Daryl Rogers, 39, of Negaunee.

Swanson, one of her passengers, and Kivimaki were taken to Bell Hospital for treatment of their injuries.  Two other passengers in Swanson’s vehicle sought their own treatment at Bell for minor injuries. 

The accident remains under investigation.