Car-bus crash investigated

A stop sign is down near a utility pole after a collision between an Ishpeming Public Schools bus and a passenger vehicle occurred Wednesday morning near the intersection of U.S. 41 and Hickory Street. (Journal photo by Cecilia Brown)

MARQUETTE — Ishpeming police have issued an update on the accident involving a passenger vehicle and an Ishpeming Public Schools bus that occurred Wednesday morning.

Police say they have established that a 25-year-old woman from Marquette was driving a 2013 black Dodge Avenger westbound on U.S. 41 when the school bus, which had been northbound on Hickory Street, attempted to cross U.S. 41.

The bus pulled directly into the path of the oncoming Dodge Avenger and was struck on its passenger side. The bus, which was driven by a 24-year-old Ishpeming man, was pushed into a a utility pole after it was struck, according to a press release from Ishpeming City Police.

According to the release, 11 children on the bus were injured in the collision, but most injures were minor and none were life-threatening.

The driver of the Avenger was also injured in the accident and was admitted to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The Ishpeming City Police were assisted by the Ishpeming Fire Department, UP Health System EMS, Michigan State Police, the Michigan State Police Motor Carrier Unit, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office and the Marquette County Rescue Unit.

Police said this morning that the investigation into the accident remains ongoing and parties with any information regarding the incident are asked to contact the Ishpeming City Police at 906-486-4416.


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