Woman dead in single-vehicle accident

MARQUETTE – Michigan State Police troopers were investigating a fatal single-vehicle traffic accident this afternoon, which occurred in Marquette Township along U.S. 41 near Brickyard Road.

Police said the accident was reported at about 12:40 p.m. A woman was killed in the incident. Police have not released her name, age or hometown, pending notification of next of kin.

Troopers said the woman was eastbound along U.S. 41 when, according to witnesses, her pick-up truck crossed the traffic lanes and went off the highway on the north side of the road, down an embankment and into a ditch. Police said the woman’s truck did not collide with any other vehicles.

A Marquette Township Fire Department crew was working to extract the woman’s body from the vehicle. Marquette General Hospital EMS personnel were on the scene assisting state police.

Marquette County Sheriff’s Office deputies were assisting by with traffic control.

John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206. His email address is jpepin@miningjournal.net.