Driver loses control of vehicle, ends up in trees

SANDS TOWNSHIP — The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single car personal injury accident M-553 near Glasses Curve in Sands Township just after 10:00 p.m. Saturday night.

Investigation into the crash revealed that a southbound 2001 Ford Explorer lost control, causing the vehicle to cross the center line and leave the roadway. The vehicle traveled over an embankment on the east side of the roadway, continued down into a ravine and came to rest in a forested area.

The driver was a 21 year-old male from Gwinn.  He sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to UP Health Systems — Marquette for further evaluation of these injuries.

The driver was the only occupant in the vehicle and was issued a citation for careless driving.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on the scene by Sands Township Fire Department, Sands Township EMS and Marquette Detailing Towing Service.