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CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP – A three vehicle crash this morning resulted in two people sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and one driver being ticketed.
It happened at about 10:30 a.m. on State Highway M28 east of Lakewood Lane.
An eastbound SUV had stopped to make a left hand turn into a private driveway when it was rear ended by a delivery truck that traveling behind it. The impact knocked the SUV into oncoming traffic and caused a second impact with a westbound vehicle.
The driver and passenger of the SUV attempting to turn off the highway were both transported to UPHS Marquette by EMS for non-life threatening injuries. The two occupants of the westbound vehicle sought their own treatment.
The driver of the delivery truck was cited for violation of the basic speed law and was not injured.
Chocolay Township Police were assisted by Chocolay Township Fire and Rescue, KBIC Police, MSP and UPHS EMS. Several Good Samaritans stopped and assisted aid to the injured parties until emergency personnel arrived.
ORIGINAL STORY is BELOW.
CHOCOLAY TWP. – A three-car accident stopped traffic in both directions on M-28 in Chocolay Township Tuesday morning.
According to eye witnesses, the accident happened around 10:30 AM. An SUV was attempting to turn left off of M-28 when it was rear-ended by an Astro UP Building Products truck. The SUV slid across the centerline and into oncoming traffic where it was hit by an oncoming SUV.
The jaws of life reportedly had to be used to free at least one passenger and while injuries were sustained, there is no official word on the severity of them.
Chocolay Township and Fire responded to the scene, with assistance from the Michigan State Police. Also assisting at the scene was UPHS – EMS and Marquette Fire.
We will have more information as it comes available.