UPDATE: Different driver found at fault for four-car collision

UPDATE: Different driver found at fault for four-car collision

UPDATE — 1:00 p.m. September 1, 2015 (EDT)

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office has released updated information about the crash at US-41 and Brickyard Road Monday afternoon.

Deputies say further information has revealed that 17-year-old Wyatt Soeltner caused the crash by failing to stop in an assured clear distance. 17-year-old Jacob Paupore had noticed the two vehicles slowing down in front of him and applied the brakes. Soeltner’s Ford Ranger crashed into the rear of Jacob Paupore’s Subaru, causing it to vault forward and strike the rear of 32-year-old Dale Black’s vehicle.

Soeltner’s vehicle overturned after the crash, but it landed on its wheels.


MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a four vehicle personal injury collision at the new intersection of US 41 and Brickyard Road around 1:30.

According to the Sheriff’s Office 83-year-old Ruth Wisti of Hancock was traveling east in a Cadillac Deville on the inside lane and slowed to turn left. A Ford Ranger driven by 32-year-old Dale Black of Marquette was slowing down behind Wisti and was struck from behind by 17-year-old Jacob Paupore of Negaunee in a Subaru Forester. The rear end collision caused Black to crash into the Cadillac.

17-year-old Wyatt Soeltner, also of Negaunee was behind Paupore and swerved to avoid the collision but crashed into the rear end of the Subaru. Paupore was found at fault for failing to stop in an assured clear distance.

All drivers were wearing a seat belt. Only minor injuries were reported and no medical treatment was required.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office were assisted at the scene by Marquette Township Fire/Rescue and the Michigan State Police.