Teen hospitalized after U.S. 41 crash

NEGAUNEE — A two-vehicle crash in Negaunee Township at 9:50 p.m. Thursday sent an Ishpeming teen to the hospital.

The accident happened on U.S. 41 near Brebner Road, according to a press release from the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office.

A 2006 Kenworth semi-tractor trailer being driven eastbound on U.S. 41 by Francis Giroux of Saint Praxede Quebec, Canada, collided with a 2009 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Trevor Williams, 19, of Ishpeming.

The release from the sheriff’s office said Williams pulled into Giroux’s path from a business driveway on the south side of U.S. 41. Both vehicles sustained functional damage and ended up on the north side of U.S. 41.

Williams was not wearing a seatbelt, according to police, and no airbags deployed. Williams was able to get out of his vehicle after initially being trapped. Marquette County Rescue 131 did respond to the scene.

Williams was transported to UP Health Systems-Marquette for treatment. Police said his injuries were non-life-threatening, but UPHS-Marquette was unable to provide a condition report this morning.

U.S. 41 traffic was reduced to two lanes both east and west for approximately 45 minutes. The crash remains under investigation.

Also assisting at the scene were the Michigan State Police and Motor Carrier Division, Negaunee Township Fire and EMS, and UPHS-Marquette EMS.