Driver in moose crash identified


MARQUETTE – One of the drivers involved in the moose versus vehicle crash has been identified, reported the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver of that vehicle notified the sheriff’s office at approximately 8:30 a.m. today.

The driver of the previously unknown vehicle acknowledged involved in the crash, which happened at about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday on M-95, approximately five miles south of U.S. 41 in Humboldt Township.

The crash remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.

Moose killed in crash

MARQUETTE – The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two vehicles that struck a cow moose on M-95 five miles south of U.S. 41 at 6:15 p.m. (Eastern time) Wednesday in Humboldt Township.

The first vehicle fled the scene and the driver of the second vehicle was injured, officials said.

The first vehicle was traveling north and struck a moose in the northbound lane. The driver is described as in his late 50s to early 60s with short, clean-cut grey hair standing approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall.

He was traveling with a female passenger.

The vehicle fled the scene shortly after the crash, and alcohol is believed to be involved.

Witnesses described the vehicle as a newer, dark SUV, similar to a Ford Escape. There was damage to the passenger side front end.

The second vehicle, a Toyota Camry, was traveling north behind the first and also struck the moose as it was still standing in the roadway.

The driver, a 63-year-old Munising woman, complained of head, neck and back pain from the crash. She was wearing her seatbelt and the airbags did not deploy.

Bell Memorial EMS transported her to Bell Memorial Hospital in Ishpeming for evaluation.

Assisting at the scene were Republic Township Fire/First Responders and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

The female moose was killed as a result of the crashes and was brought to the Ishpeming DNR office.

Anyone having additional information on the first vehicle involved in the crash is asked to contact the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office at (906) 225-8435.