One injured in Ely Township crash

ELY TOWNSHIP — One woman suffered non-life threatening injuries in a crash in Ely Township Tuesday afternoon.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-car personal injury near the intersection of U.S. 41 and County Road 496 Southeast in Ely Township, a press release from the sheriff’s office states.

A 2014 Subaru Forester, driven by a 59-year-old Republic woman, was stopped while waiting for traffic to clear to turn into a business. While traveling westbound on U.S. 41, the vehicle was rear-ended by a westbound 2001 Toyota Camry driven by a 42-year-old man from Crystal Falls.

The female driver suffered non-life threatening injuries to her neck and was transported to the Bell Emergency Room for further treatment and evaluation. Both vehicles were totaled and had to be towed from the scene.

The crash remains under investigation. Based on witness statements, the cause of the crash may be careless driving, the release states. There were no other occupants in either vehicle. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Michigan State Police, Ely Township Fire and EMS and Bell EMS.