Negaunee woman injured in U.S. 41 rollover crash

NEGAUNEE – An elderly Negaunee woman was taken to Marquette General Hospital Tuesday with non-life-threatening injuries after the vehicle she was driving struck a guardrail and rolled over along U.S. 41 in Negaunee Township.

Patricia Sager, 87, was listed in serious condition today at Marquette General Hospital, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Michigan State Police troopers from the post in Negaunee Township said the crash was reported at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday and occurred at the Carp River bridge, not far west from the state police post.

Police said Sager, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was driving west along the highway when she lost control of the 2003 Buick four-door car and drove into the median.

The car rolled over after it hit a guardrail.

Sager was taken to Marquette General by personnel from Bell EMS. Police said further investigation by medical personnel showed Sager was suffering from a medical condition, which contributed to her loss of control of the vehicle.

State police were assisted by the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, Marquette County Rescue 131 and the Negaunee Township Fire Department.

John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206.