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UPDATE: Ishpeming teen has 'extensive injuries’ after being hit by truck

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Published: Sep. 26, 2020 at 10:16 PM EDT
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ELY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: A GoFundMe page has been established by the family of 19-year-old Hunter Laakso to cover his medical expenses after he was hit by a car Saturday morning on US-41. Click here to read more.

ORIGINAL STORY:

An Ishpeming teen is in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle on US-41 near CO Rd CJ and Jerzee’s 41 Club in Ely Township.

According to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, who responded to the scene, the 19-year-old man was walking along the edge of the road around 6:25 a.m. Saturday when he was struck by what was described as a mid to large sized vehicle. Driving the vehicle was a 39-year-old man from Marquette Country, currently living in Wisconsin.

The teen was transported to UPHS-Marquette by UPHS-Bell EMS.

According to the driver, he was heading east when he came upon the teen walking along the road edge/fog line. The driver says the teen was wearing dark clothing and that avoiding him was not possible.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says that alcohol could have been a factor, but no citations have been issued at this time and the crash is still under investigation. Ishpeming Township Fire Department also assisted on the scene.

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