2 hospitalized after M-28 crash

CHOCOLAY — Two people were sent to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday morning following a three-vehicle crash on M-28 east of Lakewood Lane in Chocolay.

According to a press release from the Chocolay Township Police Department, an eastbound vehicle on M-28 was stopped to make a left turn into a private driveway around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday when it was rear-ended by a delivery van.

The impact reportedly forced the lead vehicle into oncoming traffic, causing a second impact with a westbound vehicle. The driver and passenger of the eastbound vehicle attempting to turn were transported to UP Health System-Marquette by EMS for treatment of injuries. Their condition as of this morning is unknown.

Police say the two occupants of the westbound vehicle sought their own medical treatment. The driver of the delivery van was not injured, and was cited for violation of the basic speed law.

The CTPD is not releasing the names of those involved in the crash.

Also assisting at the scene were personnel from the Chocolay Township Fire and Rescue, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Police and the Michigan State Police. Several good Samaritans reportedly stopped and assisted aid to the injured subjects until emergency responders arrived on scene.