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Woman injured in crash

August 20, 2012
By JANE NORDBERG - Managing Editor/DMG writer ( , The Daily Mining Gazette

GRANT TOWNSHIP - Officials say a Marquette woman is lucky to be alive after a single-vehicle car accident near Copper Harbor Saturday.

April Marie Barkel, 34, was northbound on U.S. 41 near Mandan at about 11:48 a.m. when she apparently lost control of her 1998 Subaru, crossed into the southbound lane, exited the roadway and struck several trees.

Barkel was attended to by the Copper Harbor Fire and Rescue and First Responders of Grant Township, and taken to Aspirus Keweenaw in Laurium by Mercy EMS.

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Jane Nordberg/Daily Mining Gazette
A car driven by April Barkel of Marquette is seen after a crash Saturday near Mandan.

"It could have been a lot worse than it was," said Copper Harbor Fire Chief Tom Boost. "We thought we would have to extricate, but we didn't."

The accident remains under investigation by the Keweenaw County Sheriff's Office.



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