Two vehicle accident snarls traffic

MARQUETTE — A two-vehicle collision slowed down traffic in Marquette Township just after eleven thirty this morning.

Investigation by the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office revealed that a two thousand fourteen Dodge pick-up truck driven by 78-year-old Michael Vilona of East Troy Wisconsin was in the center turn lane of US-Forty One preparing to merge with East-bound traffic.

Vilona failed to yield and pulled out in front of a twenty fifteen Chevy Tahoe driven by 37-year-old Jamie Tasson from Ishpeming.

As a result, a collision occurred in the passing lane causing both vehicles to cross to the right and into a grassy ditch off of the highway by the Ojibwa Express Gas Station.

Both parties refused medical treatment. Vilona admitted fault and was issued a traffic citation for failure to yield.

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Caleb M. Scanlon is a reporter for ABC 10 / CW 5 and joined the news team in 2015. He grew up in Negaunee, where he attended Negaunee High School. Caleb completed his Bachelor's degree in Media Production and New Technologies from Northern Michigan University with a minor in Communication Studies. Caleb interned with ABC 10 / CW 5 in the fall of 2014. During his free time, Caleb enjoys spending time with his wife Samantha, his kids Fred and Lucy, and his cats Scotty, Remus, and Fitzgerald. Caleb plays a multitude of musical instruments and performs in a band called Concord Through Keys. When there isn't snow on the ground, Caleb can often be found at Al-Quaal playing disc golf.

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