UPDATE: Names of 2 dead in Escanaba Thanksgiving crash released; Cause still under investigation

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Published: Nov. 26, 2021 at 5:25 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 29, 2021 at 3:59 PM EST
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ESCANABA, Mich. (WLUC) - Update on Monday, Nov. 29:

Escanaba Department of Public Safety has released the names of the two people that died in a crash on the 1600 block of North Lincoln Road Thanksgiving evening.

Kelly Marie Piquette, 60, of Escanaba, and Tony John Hurkmans, 61, of Escanaba died in the crash.

The remaining seven people involved in the three-vehicle crash are recovering from their injuries. Four of them remain in the hospital. Two are in Marquette and the other two are in Green Bay.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Two people are dead after a three-car crash in Escanaba on Thanksgiving evening.

According to Escanaba Public Safety, officers responded around 6:00 p.m. Thursday to the 1600 block of North Lincoln Road.

The crash killed two people and seven others were taken to medical facilities by Rampart EMS or Guardian Flight, public safety says.

The road has reopened, but traffic was detoured for about four hours while the Michigan State Police reconstructed the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

No further details have been released, including the names of the victims. This story will be updated when more information is available.

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