Police are still looking for a driver and SUV that was involved in a car, moose accident in Marquette County last night that has sent one woman to the hospital. The accident happened around 6:30 Wednesday night on M–95 near Republic.
The Marquette County Sheriff’s Department says an SUV traveling north on M–95 struck the moose and fled the scene. A Toyota Camry traveling behind the truck then hit the moose as it was still standing in the roadway.
Witnesses described the driver of the SUV as in his late 50’s to early 60’s with short, clean cut gray hair, and about 5’8 in height. There was also a female passenger in the vehicle at the time of the accident. Authorities believe that alcohol was a factor. Witnesses described the vehicle as a newer, dark colored SUV similar to a Ford Escape. The collision with the moose caused damage to the front passenger side of the vehicle.
The 63–year–old Munising woman who was driving the Camry was taken to Bell Memorial Hospital for treatment of possible head and back injuries.
Assisting at the scene was the Republic Township Fire and First Responders, Michigan Department of Resources. The full sized cow moose was taken to the Michigan DNR Ishpeming office.
Anyone with additional information about the crash or any information about the driver of the SUV is asked to contact the Marquette Sheriff’s office at 225–8435
A car–moose accident in Marquette County Wednesday night has sent one woman to the hospital.
The Marquette County Sheriff’s Department says an SUV traveling north on M–95 struck the moose and fled the scene. A car driving behind the truck then hit the moose. The driver of the car, a woman, was taken to Bell Hospital for a possible neck injury. The driver of the SUV has not been found.
The moose, which was a full-sized cow, will be taken to the Michigan DNR.