Florence man hurt in L’Anse crash

By LISA M. Reed

Staff Writer

CALUMET – A Florence, Wis., man was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a motorcycle versus car crash that occurred on U.S. 41 at the intersection of L’Anse Avenue in the village of L’Anse on Sunday.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post responded to the crash at approximately 7:35 p.m.

Police said a 59-year-old Florence, Wis. man was traveling west on U.S. 41 when he collided with a passenger car turning north onto L’Anse Avenue. The car was being driven by a 17-year-old girl from Baraga.

The driver and passenger of the car as well as the driver of the motorcycle were transported to Baraga County Memorial Hospital by Bay Ambulance.

Police added the driver of the motorcycle was later transported to Marquette General Hospital for treatment. His condition is not known. Occupants of the car were treated and released.

The accident remains under investigation.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Baraga County Sheriff’s Department, Keweenaw Bay Tribal Police, L’Anse Fire Department/First Responders, Dynamite Towing and MSP Advance Accident Investigators.

Lisa M. Reed’s e-mail address is lreed@ironmountaindailynews.com.