Car vs. Pedestrian Fatal Update

The investigation is ongoing into an accident on m–95 last night that killed a teenaged from Republic.

It happened shortly before 6 p–m near county road 601.

State police from the Negaunee post say 18–year–old Morgan Mercer was walking north with another person along m–95 when she was hit by a car.

She died at Bell Hospital.

The other pedestrian was not hit or injured.

83–year–old Theodore Pepin of Ishpeming was driving the vehicle.

Pepin and his wife, 81–year–old Betty Pepin, were also unharmed.

The republic township fire department, Bell EMS, Republic Township ambulance and the Marquette County Sheriff’s department helped out at the scene.