Car vs. Pedestrian Fatal

An 18 year old girl was killed in an accident on M-95 Wednesday night.

Troopers from the Michigan state trooper post in Negaunee say Morgan Mercer of Republic was walking with another person along M-95 Northbound just south of County Road 601 in Republic when she was hit by a car. The vehicle was driven by 83 yr old Theodore Pepin of Ishpeming. Mercer was transported to Bell Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The second pedestrian was not struck by the vehicle or injured.

Pepin and his wife 81 year old Betty Pepin were also unharmed

Michigan State Police were assisted by the Republic Township ambulance, Republic Township fire department, Bell E–M–S and the Marquette County Sheriffs office.

Investigation into this accident is continuing.

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