Gwinn man cited for careless driving in Sands TWP. car crash


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SANDS TWP. – The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle car crash Saturday night around 10 p.m. on M-553 near Glasses Curve.

Police are reporting the driver, a 21-year-old man from Gwinn, was headed southbound in his 2001 Ford Explorer when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to cross the center line and leave the roadway. The vehicle traveled over an embankment on the east side of the roadway, continued down into a ravine, eventually coming to a stop in a forested area.

The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle, sustaining non-life threatening injuries. He was transported to UP Health System Marquette Hospital for treatment and was cited for careless driving.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Sands TWP. Fire Dept., Sands TWP. EMS, and Marquette Detailing Towing Service.

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