Sands Township crash injures man

MARQUETTE — A Gwinn man was injured as the result of a single vehicle accident in Sands Township on Saturday.

According to a Marquette County Sheriff’s Office press release, the 21-year old driver lost control of the 2001 Ford Explorer while traveling south bound on M-553 near Glasses Curve at about 10 p.m.

The vehicle traveled over an embankment on the east side of the roadway, continued down into a ravine and came to rest in a forested area, the release states.

The driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, was transported to UP Health System with non-life-threatening injuries.

He was issued a citation for careless driving, the release states.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Sands Township Fire Department, Sands Township EMS and Marquette Detailing Towing Services.