Semi, Pick-Up Accident Closes M-35 For Five Hours

One person was seriously injured in a traffic crash involving a semi  truck and a pick up truck on M-35 at the Delta-Marquette County line on Saturday. The Michigan State Police say the accident happened at 12:40 in the afternoon, and it caused M-35 to be closed for almost five hours.

Troopers say that 24-year-old Kevin Jenkins of Gwinn was driving the semi truck northbound on M-35 when he tried to pass 37-year-old Adam Garrison of Rapid River, who was driving a pick-up truck that was towing a trailer with a snowmobile on it

As the semi was passing, and when he the pick-up started turning left, and went into the path of the semi. Troopers say that both vehicles jackknifed and the snowmobile fell onto the highway.

Garrison was seriously injured and had to be removed from the pick-up with the jaws of life, and he was airlifted to UP-Health System in Marquette by a Valley Med Flight helicopter. There was also a dog in the vehicle that had to be freed from a cage. Jenkins was not injured.

A Michigan State Police accident investigator was called to the scene.

Delta County Sheriff’s Department, Turin Township Fire, Forsyth Township Fire, Rampart Tri-Township ambulance, Rock EMS, and U.P. Health System Marquette ambulance, and Valley Med Flight all assisted at the scene.