Man dies in Manistique crash
Marquette Mining Journal, MI
MANISTIQUE — A Manistique man was killed and his wife critically hurt Tuesday in a multiple-vehicle crash in Schoolcraft County.

Hubert James, 76, and his wife, Anne James, 74, after the accident Tuesday morning were taken by Manistique EMS to Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, where Hubert died from his injuries, according to officers with the Manistique Public Safety Department.

Anne James was in critical condition when she was transferred Tuesday from Manistique to Marquette General Hospital in Marquette. No updated condition report was available this morning, according to an MGH spokeswoman.

Public safety and volunteer fire officers were dispatched 10:54 a.m. Tuesday to the accident in which a semi-truck had struck two pick-up trucks along U.S. 2 at the intersection of South Cedar Street in Manistique.

Police said Hubert James pulled his pick-up truck onto U.S. 2 from Cedar Street into the path of a semi-tractor trailer owned by Zellar and Sons Trucking that was driven by Michael Powell, 55, of Gulliver.

Powell was not hurt in the crash, according to police.

Jonathan Mackie, 37, of Manistique was driving the second pick-up truck involved in the crash and he suffered minor injuries, according to police. His vehicle sustained heavy damage.

Manistique officers were assisted at the scene by the Schoolcraft County Sheriff’s Department, city of Manistique Department of Public Works, Michigan State Police Motor Carrier Division and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Police Department.

Police said the accident remains under investigation.
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