Man arraigned in connection with fatal car accident

MARQUETTE — A man was arraigned Thursday in connection with a vehicular accident causing death.

Austin Mitchell, 21, of Ishpeming was arraigned in Marquette County District Court on one count of Operating Under the Influence Causing Death. He was lodged in the Marquette County Jail on a $50,000 bond. Court records show that bond was posted.

Mitchell was arrested on April 17th after he crashed his car, killing his passenger.  He was driving a 2010 Mercury Milan on County Road 550 when the vehicle left the roadway, struck a power pole and rolled over into a ditch. The passenger, 21 year-old Jacob Weslin of Marquette was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash.

Mitchell is due back in court on May 2nd for a probable cause hearing and May 8th for a preliminary examination.