Two injured after vehicle strikes tree

Two injured after vehicle strikes tree

MARQUETTE — Two people were sent to the hospital after a single-car accident in Marquette Tuesday evening.

Marquette City Police say the accident was reported around 6:30 p.m. on Lakeshore Boulevard near West Fair Avenue. A 61-year-old male driver from the Marquette County area was heading southbound on Lakeshore when he left the road for unknown reasons and struck a tree.

The driver told police that he did not feel ill at the time of the incident, but he had complained about a dizzy spell. He and his passenger were taken to UP Health System – Marquette for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The driver was cited for careless driving.

The City of Marquette Police Department was assisted at the scene by UP Health System EMS and the Marquette City Fire Department.