The investigation of an accident that claimed the lives of two Keweenaw County residents continues in Ishpeming.On June 5, 2014 a rental truck collided with a motorcycle at the intersection of US 41 and Lakeshore Drive in Ishpeming. The couple on the motorcycle, 64 year-old Gary James Kappler of Ahmeek and 52 year-old Diane Palosaari of Mohawk, were killed. The truck driver, Raymond Michael Anderson, 19, of Ishpeming, suffered minor injuries.
According to Ishpeming Police Chief Dan Willey they are waiting on several reports to determine if charges will be filed. These include reports from the reconstruction experts as well as toxicology tests from both drivers. These results may take a month or more to be returned. At that time the reports will be turned over to the Marquette County Prosecutor's Office for review.