Names released in semi, pickup US-41 crash in Negaunee Twp.

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NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - (WLUC) Police were called to a crash between a semi and a pickup truck Thursday night on U.S. 41 in Negaunee Township.

It happened just before 10:00 p.m. near the Charter Communications office.

According to the Marquette County Sheriff's Office, 37-year-old Francis Grioux of Saint Praxede Quebec, Canada was driving a 2006 Kenworth semi-tractor trailer. He was heading east on U.S. 41 when he crashed into 19-year-old Trevor Williams of Ishpeming who was driving a 2009 Chevrolet pickup truck.

Investigators say Williams pulled out in front of Grioux when he entered a business driveway on the south side of US 41.

Both vehicles ended up on the north side of US 41.

Williams was not wearing a seat belt, and the airbags did not deploy. Williams was able to escape his car after being trapped and was taken to UP Health Systems Marquette for non-life threatening injuries.

Traffic was down to two lanes on both the east and west for 45 minutes.

The crash remains under investigation.

Michigan State Police, Negaunee Township Fire and EMS, Marquuette County Rescue 131, U.P Health System Marquette, and the MSP Motor Carrier Division all assisted at the scene.

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