M-553 Accidents

Snow-and-ice-covered roads have kept emergency crews across the U.P. busy today.

M–553 in Marquette County has been the site of two personal injury accidents.

At about 4:30 this afternoon, emergency crews were dispatched to a three–vehicle personal injury accident just north of Kelly Johnson Drive.

And earlier today, 553 just south of the Marquette Mountain ski hill was closed for more than an hour.

Marquette Police say that accident happened shortly before 7 this morning.

35–year–old Jacini Bennett of Marquette was driving north when she lost control of her vehicle.

It slid backwards into the southbound lane and was hit by another vehicle, driven by 62–year–old Roy Aho of Livingston, Texas.

Police say that Bennett and two girls in her vehicle, a 17–year–old and an 8–year–old, were taken to Marquette General for treatment of injuries.

Aho was not hurt.