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      Names released in fatal pedestrian crash

      UPDATE: The names of those involved in a fatal car-pedestrian accident in Wakefield Township were released Thursday night by the Gogebic County Sheriff's Department.

      Their investigation found Susanne Sutton, 49, of Ironwood stepped into the traffic lane as the car went past her. That vehicle was driven by Lindsey Sullivan, 18, of Bessemer. Sutton was killed in the accident.

      Authorities say alcohol was not a factor for Sullivan, who was the driver of the vehicle. However they report, alcohol is believed to be a factor concerning Sutton's actions and her stepping into traffic.

      The investigation continues.


      A woman is dead after being struck by a car in Gogebic county.

      The Gogebic County Sheriff's Department reports that the incident was reported at 8:48 p.m. Wednesday night. It happened at the intersection of US-2 and Mikado Road in Wakefield Township.

      An 18-year-old female driver contacted authorities and told them she had struck a person on the road. The sheriff's department reports that the 49-year-old female pedestrian was killed on impact.

      The accident remains under investigation as a reconstruction specialist tries to determine what happened. Names are not being released at this time.

      Assisting at the scene were personnel from the Michigan State Police Wakefield Post and Beacon Ambulance.