Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a car-pedestrian accident yesterday in Marquette Township.
The accident happened around noon on US-41 at the County Road 492 intersection near the Wal-Mart store.
Deputies say 71-year-old Carl Ritari of Marquette attempted to cross the highway south on foot towards Wal-Mart when he stepped in front of a westbound vehicle driven by 76-year-old Richard Rolain of Ishpeming.
Ritari sustained some minor injuries and was taken to UP Health Systems-Marquette for treatment.
Witnesses confirmed the light had just turned green for the vehicle when the accident occurred.
The investigation is continuing.