Marquette Woman Dead in Rollover Wreck

A young Marquette woman is dead after a rollover accident just as the weekend was getting underway.

City police say it’s 20-year-old Becky Blackburn.

The accident happened just before midnight Friday night.

Blackburn was driving on US-41 near the intersection with Cliffs Power Road.

Her vehicle left the road, rolled over several times and came to rest on an embankment near the Carp River.

When police got to the scene, Blackburn was nowhere to be found, and they originally thought she’d gone missing.

Then, Saturday afternoon, the city police dive team found her body in the river.

There’s no word yet on whether Blackburn was thrown from the vehicle or on a possible cause of the accident.

Police are still looking into that tonight.

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