UPDATE: MTU student killed in Michigamme Township crash

Deadly crash in Michigamme Township
Deadly crash in Michigamme Township(AP)
Published: Jan. 17, 2021 at 8:17 PM EST
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MICHIGAMME TWP., Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE at 9:40 a.m. Monday:

Michigan Tech has released the name of a student who died in a car crash Saturday night on their return back to campus.

According to a message sent to students Sunday, Charlotte Jenkins died in a three-car crash on US-41 near Michigamme. Jenkins was a third-year computer engineering student from Fenton, Michigan. Her car lost control and hit two vehicles coming east on 41. Jenkins died at the scene, and her 19-year-old passenger was taken to UP Health System Marquette with serious injuries.

The university has counselors available for students Monday. Jenkins was involved within Residence Education and Housing Services and served as the resident assistant for the Women in Engineering community in McNair Hall, the university says.



One woman is dead and three are injured after multiple vehicles collided on US-41 Saturday evening in Michigamme Township.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post and deputies from the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash at about 6 p.m.

The 20-year-old woman, driving a red 2005 Pontiac Aztek, was heading westbound near mile marker 102 when she lost control of her vehicle and collided with two eastbound vehicles.

The driver suffered fatal injuries while her 19-year-old passenger was transported to UP Health System Marquette for treatment of serious injuries. Two other motorists were transported to Bell Memorial for injuries.

The investigations is still ongoing.

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