3 injured in Thursday crash

ISHPEMING – Three people were injured and a utility pole and traffic lights were knocked down after a collision at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and U.S. 41 in Ishpeming Thursday.

Ishpeming police said just before 1:30 p.m. a 54-year-old Gwinn man was driving a white 2008 Ford E350 van southbound across U.S. 41 on Lakeshore Drive when a white 2009 Ford F550 work truck driven by a 36-year-old Minnesota man went through a red light at the intersection and struck the van on the passenger side.

After the collision, the F550 lost control and struck the utility pole for the intersection’s traffic lights, knocking down the pole and some of the lights.

Three individuals were injured in the collision. Police said their injuries were non-life-threatening.

The Michigan Department of Transportation along with the Upper Peninsula Power Co. are working to fix the traffic lights at the intersection. MDOT has established US-41 traffic as the right of way by setting the remaining lights to yellow flashing caution, and the Ishpeming Police Dept. is requesting that people avoid the intersection if possible. Lakeshore traffic will have flashing red light or stop signs.

Assisting at the scene were the Ishpeming Fire Department, Bell Hospital EMS, Michigan State Police, Marquette County Sheriff’s Office and the Ishpeming Township Police Department.

A Marquette woman and a Republic woman were taken to Marquette General Hospital for evaluation Wednesday after being involved in a minor personal injury accident on U.S. 41 in Ishpeming.

Officials from the Ishpeming Police Department said at about 12:15 p.m. a white Kia Sorento driven by Christina Anthony of Republic pulled out from Country Lane onto U.S. 41, where it struck a westbound Chevy S-10 driven by Bradley Gurski of Munising.

Anthony and her passenger, Tammy Johnson of Marquette, were transported by Bell Hospital EMS to Marquette General for evaluation.

Anthony was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

Also assisting at the scene were Michigan State Police from the Negaunee Township post, Ishpeming Township Police Department and Ishpeming Volunteer Fire Department.