Alcohol a factor in Marquette Twp. accident

Alcohol a factor in Marquette Twp. accident

Police say alcohol was a factor in a three-vehicle crash in Marquette Township that sent two people to the hospital.

Troopers from the Negaunee Post of the Michigan State Police say the accident happened just after 4 p.m. Friday on U.S. 41 in Marquette Township between Erickson and Bancroft Streets.

According to police, Bonnie Lindberg, 64, of Skandia drove her Mercury Sable onto the highway into the path of two westbound vehicles.

Lindberg’s car first collided with a Plymouth Voyager driven by 44-year-old Leonard Holm of Marquette.  Her car then crashed into an Acura Integra driven by Andrew Koepp, 23, of Marquette.

All three vehicles were heavily damaged and two were towed from the scene.

Lindberg and her passenger, Lorranie Schaaf, 48, of Gwinn suffered serious injuries and were transported to Marquette General Hospital.

Holm, his passenger–22-year-old Erick Holm, and Koepp were not injured.

Police say alcohol was a factor in the crash, but add everyone involved were wearing seatbelts.

Lindberg was found at fault for failing to yield to oncoming traffic.

The accident remains under investigation.

Troopers were assisted by the Marquette Township Fire Department, Marquette General EMS, and Marquette Detailing.