two-vehicle accident

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Gwinn woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident on M-553 near the Marquette Mountain Ski Hill Sunday.

The Marquette Police Department says around 1:50 p.m. Paul Bruk, 56, of Massachusetts was driving a vehicle northbound when he fell asleep at the wheel. His car crossed the centerline and struck a southbound vehicle driven by Patricia Forchini, 76, of Gwinn head-on.

Forchini was taken to UPHS-Marquette with non-life-threatening injuries.

Bruk was cited for careless driving.

POWELL TOWNSHIP, MI--   Two people were injured in a traffic accident in Powell Township Tuesday morning.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says around 9:55 a.m. an SUV driven by Joyce Moulds, 87, of Big Bay pulled out of a private driveway onto County Road 550. She drove into the path of a Ford wagon driven by Michael Berry, 62, of Big Bay. Though he tried to avoid Mould’s vehicle, Berry ended up hitting it.

Both were taken to UPHS-Marquette for non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation. 

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   An Iron Mountain man charged in a Breitung Township traffic crash last Christmas eve has been sentenced. 

Rodney Buck, 58, attempted to turn onto US-141 from Breitung Cutoff Road and pulled into the path of a northbound vehicle driven by a Channing woman. Only minor injuries were reported.

Buck was charged with operating under the influence of drugs and possession of marijuana—both misdemeanors. He pleaded no contest to both in April. Buck was sentenced Wednesday to 25 days in jail and 6 months of probation.

CHASSELL TOWNSHIP, MI--   Two people were injured in a traffic crash in Chassell Township Sunday. 

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office says it happened just after 3 p.m. on US-41 near North Entry Road. An SUV driven by a 78-year-old Hancock woman had slowed down and was waiting for a vehicle to make a left-hand turn when it was rear-ended by a car driven by a 38-year-old Hancock woman.

The driver of the SUV and her 86-year-old passenger were taken to UP Health System Portage for treatment of their injuries. The driver of the car sought her own treatment.

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   Snow-covered roads and whiteout conditions are being blamed for a two-vehicle accident on Green Garden Road in Chocolay Township. 

Police say around 8:50 Wednesday morning a northbound pickup truck driven by a 24-year-old Skandia man crossed the centerline and hit a southbound pickup driven by a 68-year-old Marquette man head-on. 

Both drivers and passengers were taken to UPHS Marquette for treatment of what appear to be non-life-threatening injuries. 

The Skandia man was cited for driving left of center.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   One person suffered a minor injury in a two-vehicle crash in Marquette Township Monday. 

IRON COUNTY, MI--   No serious injuries are reported, following a two-vehicle accident in Iron County. 

Sheriff’s officials say the accident happened Tuesday around 2:30 p.m. on Bates Amasa Road.  A car reportedly pulled out of a driveway and into the path of a southbound pickup truck.  Both vehicles ended up in the ditch. 

The driver of the car was taken to Aspirus Hospital in Iron River with minor injuries.  The driver of the pickup wasn’t injured. 

Officials say roads were icy and snow covered at the time of the incident.  

HOUGHTON COUNTY, MI--   An Ahmeek woman was taken to the hospital, following a two-vehicle accident near South Range in Houghton County. 

Sheriff’s deputies say the 18-year-old was traveling north on M-26 when she lost control of her vehicle and slid into the southbound lane.  She hit another vehicle driven by a 26-year-old woman from Hancock.

The Ahmeek woman was taken to UPHS Portage with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The second driver refused treatment.  

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   One person is hospitalized, following a two-vehicle crash on US-41 in Ishpeming Township. 

State Police from the Negaunee Post say it happened Sunday around 12:20 p.m. at the intersection of Cooper Lake Road.  A Honda SUV driven by Gavin Gibson, 29, of Montana was southbound on Cooper Lake Road and attempted to cross the highway, but pulled into the path of a westbound Ford pickup truck driven by Frederick Furneaux, 51, of Lapeer.  The truck hit the SUV’s driver side door, sending the vehicle across the road into the eastbound lane and onto its side. 

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Only minor injuries are reported in a two-vehicle accident in Marquette Township.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened around 1:15 Tuesday afternoon on US-41 near Brickyard Road.  They say Courtney Almli, 21, of Marquette pulled out of the Lowes parking lot into the path of a westbound vehicle driven by Gary Vought, 50, of Three Lakes, Wisconsin.

Vought was taken to UP Health System Marquette for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. 

Almli was cited for failure to yield.