NEGAUNEE - A 59-year-old Munising woman was killed Saturday in a one-vehicle accident on ET Road south of Eben in Alger County, according to state police at the Negaunee post.
The victim, Jill Siltala, was southbound at about 7 p.m. (Eastern time) when her 2004 Mazda Tribute left the right side of the road and slammed sideways into a power pole, shearing it off, troopers said. The vehicle overturned and came to rest on its wheels.
Siltala, the lone occupant, was pronounced dead at the scene. Jaws of Life were needed to extricate her.
State police, who are continuing to investigate, said alcohol appears to have been a factor in the crash.
Assisting were Rock River Fire and EMS, UPPCO, Alger County EMS and state police Munising detachment.