Driver Arraigned in Fatal Crash

A Marquette County woman is in jail tonight, after a weekend drunk driving incident that killed one person. 34 year old Amy Lynn Tierrablanca was arraigned February 6 in 96th District Court in Marquette on the charge of ‘operating while intoxicated – causing death.”

Troopers from the Negaunee post of the Michigan State Police say the woman was driving north on County Road 550 in Big Bay around 3 Saturday morning when the accident occurred. Tierrablanca allegedly drove off the roadway, hit a snowbank, rolled the vehicle over and hit a guy wire attached to a utility pole.

A passenger, 21 year old Michael abbot of Big Bay died at the scene. Another passenger was also injured. She was taken to Marquette General Hospital for treatment.

Tierrablanca remains in the Marquette County Jail, on $250,000 bond.