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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police from the Negaunee Post and the Munising Detachment are investigating a single-vehicle accident that claimed the life of one person over the weekend.
Troopers were called to the scene on ET Road just south of Eben Saturday around 7 p.m. The driver, 59-year-old Jill Siitala of Munsing, was southbound on ET Road when her vehicle went off of the right side of the roadway and slammed sideways into a telephone pole. The vehicle hit the pole on the driver’s side and then rolled over, coming to rest on it’s wheels.
Siitala was pronounced dead at the scene. The Jaws of Life were needed to extricate her from the vehicle. She was the lone occupant inside.
The accident remains under investigation, and troopers say alcohol was a factor in the crash.
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