UPDATE: 3:00 p.m., 12/18/14
The Chocolay Township Police say the drivers involved in the accident were 63-year-old Michael Poirier of Sault Ste. Marie and 75-year-old Sharon Hahka of Harvey.
Police confirm that the southbound vehicle driven by Poirier ran a red light and struck Hahka’s vehicle, which was headed eastbound on Silver Creek Road.
Hahka was pinned in her vehicle and had to be removed using the jaws of life. She and her passenger were both transported to U.P. Health System Marquette with neck and back injuries.
Chocolay Police were assisted by the Chocolay Township Fire Department, Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, and U.P. Health System Marquette EMS.
HARVEY –Three people were taken to the hospital after two vehicles collided on U.S. 41 in Chocolay Township Thursday morning.
The accident happened just after 11 a.m. at the intersection of the highway and Silver Creek Road.
Early reports indicate the accident involved a black Ford F-150 and a white Subaru Forrester. Both vehicles suffered head-on damage. Traffic was reduced to one lane on U.S. 41 heading westbound.
Chocolay Township Police Chief Greg Zyburt said it appears the Ford truck was traveling southbound on U.S. 41 and the Subaru was driving eastbound on Silver Creek Road, attempting to cross the highway. Zyburt said one of the vehicles may have run a red light.
He said more information will be released at a later time.
The Chocolay Township Fire and Police Departments and the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office are currently on scene.