Two truck accident causes road closure

NEGAUNEE — A two vehicle accident in Negaunee left one driver injured and the rear end of a pickup truck completely detached on Friday.

The driver of a pickup truck was heading eastbound on County Road 480 near the Negaunee Waste Water Treatment Plant around 2:00 P.M. when she lost control and spun out. A westbound pickup truck then crashed into the bed of the other vehicle.

The driver who lost control was identified as a 28-year old female of Gwinn and was not injured in the accident. The driver of the other pickup truck, who is a 73-year old male of Ishpeming, was taken by ambulance to UP Health System Bell.

The female driver was cited for careless driving. Negaunee City Police Department, Negaunee Fire, Michigan State Police, and UP Health System EMS assisted on the scene.