Updated with names: Sunday evening bad accident closes U.S.-41 east bound in Negaunee Township; Two hurt, three vehicles, one flipped into west bound lane – and a pedestrian stuck by a Toyota

URGENT URGENT U.P. Breaking News Bulletin and Traffic Advisory: – 4-9-18 3:15 p.m. ET

21-year-old Aubri Romback of Negaunee, MI was the driver of a 2009 Jeep Liberty Sunday evening that was heading east on US-41 and swerved to miss one of two dogs that were running free on the highway.
one of the dogs.
The Jeep was hit a 2012 Toyota Corolla that overturned and hit a pedestrian standing in front of the stopped SUV – as all were trying to help the dogs running across U.S.-41.
A 15-year-old Marquette girl was legally driving the Toyota under a learner’s permit as her father was the front seat passenger. The pair received minor injuries and their names have not been released because of the girl’s age.
An occupant of the stopped vehicle received serious injuries as he was hit while standing in front. 26-year-old Gavin Locke of Negaunee was taken to the hospital with numerous serious injuries but is expected to survive.

4-8-18 – 10:08 p.m.

The crash happened as drivers tried to avoid two dogs running loose on U.S.-41.

Highway being reopened after being down to one lane each way

The vehicle that hit that stopped vehicle and then overturned was a Toyota Corolla.

The vehicle the injured man was standing in front of along the side of the road was a white Jeep.

The man in the jeep was among several people trying to rescue and avoid the two dogs. The Jeep was stopped on the shoulder – as the man tried to help.

Then everything went bad – as one of the dogs was hit by a pickup truck that was towing a trailer.

Another vehicle tried to avoid the second dog – and that driver swerved, quickly switching lanes and was hit by the Toyota Corolla. That Corolla hit the Jeep and then the male victim as it began to violently roll over going 55 miles per hour.

An 16-year-old female was also injured in the accident.

7:43 p.m. ET – 

Three vehicle crash, pedestrian hit by car that rolled over – temporarily closes EB U.S.-41

Crash graphic

By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director

(Negaunee Township, MI) – At least two people have been hurt, including a man hit by a car and a teenage girl – following a very serious crash involving three vehicles on U.S.-41 Sunday evening in Negaunee Township, MI.

U.S.-41 eastbound has been temporarily closed due to a serious Sunday evening accident involving a that pedestrian struck by a car in a crash that involved  three vehicles including one that overturned in the west bound lane.

The crash was reported about 6:45 p.m. ET Sunday evening, April 8, 2018. It is said to be on U.S.-41 near Brebner Road or just east of the Kassell’s Midway convenience store.

A man was standing in front of his car that was stopped on the eastbound shoulder of U.S.-41 west. An eastbound car, traveling about 55 miles per hour, slammed into the rear of the stopped vehicle – with the impact throwing the man into the air and forward onto the shoulder of the highway where he laid for a split second – when he was hit by that same car as it started to violently roll.

That car ended up on its hood in the westbound lane of US-41. A third vehicle was also involved but to what extent is not clear.

A second victim – a 16-year-old girl – was also injured. The extent of her injuries is not known.

The man that was hit by the car is being rushed by ambulance to the trauma center at U.P. Health System-Marquette. He has multiple injuries including internal plus painful bruises and lacerations. The victim has a laceration to the left side of his skull, plus lacerations to his flanks and his legs. He is covered with painful bruising.

Its unclear how long U.S.-41 eastbound will be shut down.

Among those responding are at least two U.P. Health System ambulances with paramedics, the Marquette County Rescue Squad Unit 131, the Negaunee Township Volunteer Fire Department, Negaunee Township First Responders, Michigan State Police from the Negaunee Post, and the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department.

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