Alger County crash leaves 3 critically injured

MARQUETTE — Three people were critically injured in an accident reported at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Alger County.

The Alger County Sheriff’s Office said it received multiple 911 calls reporting a semi-tractor trailer versus passenger car accident along M-28 and Star Siding Road in Munising Township of Alger County. The semi-tractor trailer was occupied by one person while the passenger car was occupied by three people.

A release from the sheriff’s office said the preliminary investigation concluded that both the passenger car and semi-tractor trailer were traveling westbound on M-28 when the passenger car slowed down and pulled over near the intersection of Star Siding Road.

The passenger car then attempted to make a U-turn and ultimately drove into the oncoming path of the semi-tractor trailer.

The passenger car was struck in the driver’s side of the vehicle. All three occupants of the passenger car were transported to UP Health System-Marquette. One subject was air lifted from the scene by Guardian Flight while the other two were transported by Alger EMS.

All three subjects are considered in critical condition. The operator of the semi-tractor trailer was uninjured. No names are being released at this time as the accident is still under investigation.

Responding units included: Alger County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police, Alger EMS, Munising Township Fire Department and Guardian Flight.


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