U.P. Breaking News Bulletin – 5-1-18 – 5:08 p.m. ET –
Marquette Police officer has been involved in an fatal accident with other vehicle – female officer taken to hospital in shock
By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
(Marquette, MI) – A Marquette Police officer has been involved in fatal accident near the ski hill that has closed M-553 in the city limits.
The female officer radioed the dispatcher that she was in bad shock while generally OK she likely has injuries. She has been rushed to U.P. Health System-Marquette.
There are reports that a huge amount of sod was on the roadway and may have contributed to the wreck.
The officer’s name is Sgt. Jacqueline “Jackie” Elaine Sweeney – who survived the crash.
She is 45 years old and recently was involved in the nomination of officers for a lifesaving award.
The crash was reported about 4:09 p.m. ET this afternoon, Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
The crash is on M-553 in the curves near the Marquette Mountain ski hill.
At least one other person is pinned in a second vehicle.
It apparently was a head-on collision.
The Marquette Fire Department extrication team was called to the scene.
Numerous police agencies are blocking traffic on all ends of M-553 including at Division Street.
Off-duty Marquette Fire firefighters have been called in to man the stations because the on-duty firefighters are on the scene.
The road will be closed for many hours.
The Marquette Police department said this about Sweeney when she was promoted to Sargent in May 2016:
A graduate of Lake Superior State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice-law enforcement, Jackie Sweeney was recently promoted to patrol sergeant. Sweeney joined the department in 1995, and is an assistant Law Enforcement Information Network terminal agency coordinator and is in charge of the city’s bike patrol. Sweeney worked with the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office prior to coming to MCPD.