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Rollover crash closes highway

Deborah Prescott | Daily Press A helicopter lands in the south bound lane of US 2, US 41, and M-35 just outside Gladstone city limits Tuesday morning. It transported a man to Marquette for medical treatment after a rollover accident, which temporarily closed the highway.

GLADSTONE — At approximately 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, emergency responders were dispatched to a one vehicle rollover crash, just south of Gladstone, which temporarily closed both sides of US-2 and 41.

Investigation at the scene found the driver, Robert Dutton, 53, of Gladstone, was traveling northbound on US-2 when he suffered a medical issue. Dutton’s vehicle unintentionally sped up before losing control and leaving the northbound lanes. The vehicle crossed through the median, over the southbound lanes and rolled approximately 6-7 times according to witnesses at the scene.

Also in the vehicle was Mari Dutton, 48, also of Rapid River. Both occupants were initially trapped, but were able to exit the wreckage under their own power.

Richard Dutton was airlifted by Valley Med to Marquette for treatment of non-life threatening head injuries. Mari Dutton was transported by Rampart to OSF for non-life threatening injuries.

The highway was reopened shortly before 10:30 a.m.

The Michigan State Police Gladstone Post was assisted by Gladstone Public Safety, Rampart, Valley Med, Escanaba Fire Department – Jaws, and Gene’s Towing.

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