MARQUETTE — Two people were injured after two pickup trucks struck a moose on M-95 in Marquette County late Friday.
A 55-year-old South Republic man was driving his 2015 Toyota pickup north on M-95 in Humboldt Township about 9:20 p.m. when he came up on the moose, first striking it in the head. The body of the moose swung around, hitting the side of the pickup and smashing the windshield. The driver was able to pull over to the side of the road, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office reported.
A 50-year-old Arizona resident and her passenger who were southbound in a 2009 Dodge Ram truck slowed after seeing a dark object in the road but still collided with the moose laying in the lane. The truck went up and over the moose, sending the vehicle sliding sideways off the road into the ditch. The truck rolled twice, coming to rest on its wheels.
The driver of the Dodge Ram was pinned in the vehicle, the truck’s roof pushed down on her. The Jaws of Life were used to get her out. She was taken to UPHS-Marquette, along with her 48-year-old New Mexico passenger.
The driver was treated for head and neck injuries. The passenger had minor injuries. The South Republic man in the other vehicle was not hurt.
Assisting were the Humboldt Township Fire Department, Marquette County Rescue 131, UPHS-EMS-Ishpeming, Ely Township First Responders and Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers.
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