Fatal Crash in Big Bay

A man died overnight in a car accident on County Road 550 in Big Bay.

State Police from the Negaunee Post say it happened shortly after 3 this morning, just south of County Road KH.

A 33-year-old Big Bay woman was heading north when she drove off the roadway, hit a snowbank, rolled the vehicle over and hit a guy wire attached to a utility pole.

Emergency personnel found 21-year-old Michael Abbott of Big Bay trapped in the vehicle.

He died at the scene.

Police arrested the driver for operating while intoxicated, causing death.

She’s being held at the Marquette County Jail.

Her name is being withheld until after she can be arraigned.

Another woman in the vehicle was also injured and was taken to Marquette General for treatment.

The Powell Township and Marquette Township Fire Departments, the Marquette City Police, Powell Township EMS and Marquette County Rescue Unit 131 are among the other agencies that helped in the investigation.

Posted by: Mike Hoey