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      Police cruiser causes crash

      Marquette City Police have now released the name of the Chocolay Township Officer involved in the four vehicle crash from Friday night.

      Chocolay Township Officer Anthony Carrick was transferring a juvenile runaway back to Chocolay when he pulled into the path of an oncoming car on U.S. 41.

      That car was driven by 24 year old Andrew Mills of Marquette.

      Mills car then crossed the center line striking a third vehicle which, then struck a fourth heading south on U.S. 41

      Mills and a juvenile suffered minor injuries from the accident, Officer Carrick was not injured.

      The investigation into the accident concluded that Officer Carrick was at fault for failing to yield oncoming traffic as he entered U.S 41.


      D etails are being released on a two vehicle crash involving a Chocolay Township police cruiser.

      Marquette City Police report the incident happened Friday night just after 6:00 p.m. Marquette police had pulled over a suspected stolen vehicle on South Lake Street. There was a reported juvenile runaway from Chocolay Township in that car.

      A Chocolay Township officer responded to pick up the juvenile. As he was leaving South Lake Street, the officer pulled into the path of an oncoming car on US 41 driven by Andrew Mills, 24, of Marquette. The Mills car was pushed across two lanes of traffic, being struck by two additional vehicles.

      Mills and the juvenile were injured in the crash. Both were taken to Marquette General Hospital for treatment. Mills was treated and released for his injuries. Details on the juvenile are not being released to the public.

      Mills states, "I'm thankful to be alive."

      The initial investigation shows the Chocolay Township Officer at fault. His name has not been released at this time as the investigation is on going.