Gwinn man, 70, injured in hit-and-run

MARQUETTE — A 70-year-old Gwinn man was injured in a hit-and-run vehicle accident in downtown Marquette Wednesday evening, according to the Marquette Police Department.

Anton Crnkovich remains hospitalized in stable condition after being struck at about 6:45 p.m. as he crossed South Front Street at the intersection of West Spring Street by a southbound minivan.

After the collision, the vehicle did not stop and continued south on Front Street, according to the press release.

Det. Capt. Mike Kohler said the suspect vehicle was described as a red or possibly white minivan, but there’s no degree of certainty on the make or model.

“It may be red, may be white, different people reported different things, but certainly if people know what this vehicle is, whatever make or model it is, we’d certainly like to know,” Kohler said.

He added that conflicting accounts are common among crime witnesses.

Crnkovich was transported to UP Health Systems-Marquette, where a staff member reported he is recovering from a broken hip and broken rotator cuff. Crnkovich reportedly said he is “lucky to be here.”

The MPD was assisted at the scene by the Marquette City Fire Department and UPHS EMS. Anyone who witnessed or has knowledge of the incident is urged to contact the Marquette police at 906-228-0400.