Man impaled after single vehicle crash

MARQUETTE — At approximately 11:47 pm, officers from the Marquette Police Department responded to a single vehicle crash at S. Third Street and Mather Street.

Officers arrived and made contact with the vehicles driver and passenger. The passenger was entrapped in the vehicle and found to have been impaled on a metal pipe.

The investigation of the crash revealed the vehicle was traveling southbound on Third Street when it ran off the end of the roadway striking a utility pole, a fence and trees before coming to a stop.

The driver, 23-year-old Dustin Garner from West Virginia, was arrested and lodged at the Marquette County Jail for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and causing serious injury.  The passenger, a 22-year-old male from Ohio, was extricated from the vehicle and transported to UPHS-Marquette where he is currently undergoing treatment for his injuries.

The Marquette Police Department was assisted on scene by the Marquette Fire Department, Forsyth Township EMS, Michigan State Police, MSP Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit, NMU Police Department and Marquette BLP.