Ishpeming man pleads guilty for his involvement in fatal accident

MARQUETTE — An Ishpeming man made a guilty plea in court Thursday for his involvement in an accident in which two motorcyclists died.

Raymond Anderson, 19, pleaded guilty to two counts of moving violation, causing death in Marquette County District Court.  Each count is a one-year misdemeanor.

A trial was originally scheduled to begin Wednesday.

In June, Anderson turned left from U.S. 41 onto Lakeshore Drive in Ishpeming into the path of a motorcycle that had the right of way.  Gary Kappler, 64, and Diane Palosaari, 52, were on the motorcycle.  They both died from their injuries.

Anderson’s sentencing date has not been scheduled yet.