MARQUETTE - The woman who was severely injured in a car-pedestrian accident in Ishpeming Wednesday has died.
According to the Ishpeming Police Department, Linda Marie Vanginkel, 64, of National Mine died early Friday morning at Marquette General Hospital where she was being treated for injuries sustained after being struck by a pick-up truck.
According to the obituary posted by the Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain, Vanginkel was born in Iron Mountain and graduated from Kingsford High School in 1966. She married Earl Vanginkel in the same year and the couple spent several years living in Colorado. She worked for the U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum in Ishpeming.
Charges against the alleged driver, Richard Charles Jordan, 50, of Ely Township, have been amended to include a charge of operating with a suspended, revoked or denied license causing death, a 15-year felony.
According to police, Vanginkel was crossing Third Street in Ishpeming near the hall of fame Wednesday when she was struck by Jordan's 1995 Chevrolet pick-up truck. Jordan's wife, Brenda Jordan, 46, was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the accident.
Jordan is being held at the Marquette County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond and is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary examination Aug. 2.
Johanna Boyle can be reached at 906-486-4401. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.