2 transported to hospital after crash

MARQUETTE — A personal-injury crash involving three vehicles and one pedestrian occurred 6:45 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 41 near Brebner Road in Negaunee Township.

According to the Michigan State Police, there were two dogs running loose on the highway prior to the accident and the drivers involved were trying to avoid hitting the loose dogs.

One dog crossed the highway and was hit by a pickup truck towing a trailer, while one dog was running on the highway when another vehicle, a Black Jeep Liberty, driven by Aubri Romback, 21, of Negaunee, suddenly braked, swerved out of its lane of travel and was hit by a second vehicle, a silver Toyota Corolla driven by a 15-year old female from Marquette.

There was also a white Jeep Patriot stopped on the shoulder of the highway with two pedestrians standing near the vehicle.

The Toyota that had swerved overturned and left the roadway, striking one of the pedestrians, Gavin Locke, 26, of Negaunee, who was standing near the parked Jeep Patriot. The white Jeep was also struck by the Toyota.

Locke and the driver of the Toyota were transported by ambulance to Upper Peninsula Health System-Marquette.

Michigan State Police said both people have been discharged from the hospital but did not have an update on the status of the dogs involved in the incident.

The east bound lanes of U.S. 41 were closed for two hours while Michigan State Police investigated the scene of the accident, according to officials. During the closure, traffic was slowed and cars were allowed to pass by using the paved median of the road.

The accident remains under investigation and further information about the crash will be released after the investigation is completed, the press release states.