ESCANABA - Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 2 & 41/M-35 near Bay College in Escanaba on Monday afternoon. The driver at fault was scheduled to be arraigned in court this morning on a drugged driving charge.
Traffic was slowed on the highway while emergency vehicles responded to a foggy crash scene at a cut-across that allows northbound traffic to either go west to College Avenue or turn south on the highway.
The collision occurred shortly after 1 p.m. when a P.T. Cruiser, traveling north on the highway, left the roadway onto the middle median and went airborne, striking the driver's side of a Jeep Wrangler facing west in the cut-across, said police. The P.T. Cruiser rolled and came to rest on the driver's side while the Jeep spun and ended up facing east.
The Jeep Wrangler above was struck by an airborne vehicle on a cut-across along U.S. 2 & 41/M-35, near Bay College, shortly after 1 p.m. Monday. The driver and passenger in the Jeep were transported by Rampart Ambulance to OSF St. Francis Hospital where they were treated for injuries and later released. The other driver was arrested on a drugged driving charge. (Daily Press photo by Jenny Lancour)
The driver of the Jeep, 54-year-old Mark Sundquist of Perronville, and a passenger, 18-year-old Karleigh Sundquist, were transported by Rampart Ambulance to OSF St. Francis Hospital, said police. They were both treated for injuries and later released, according to a hospital spokesperson.
The driver of the P.T. Cruiser, a 31-year-old male from Escanaba, was arrested on one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs, driving on a suspended license, and no insurance, said police.
The suspect was scheduled to be arraigned on the three charges in Delta County District Court this morning, said police. His name is not being released pending authorization of charges.
The Delta County Sheriff Department assisted at the scene of the accident.