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Deputy, Bessemer woman escape serious injuries in crash

February 3, 2013
The Daily News

WAKEFIELD - A 77-year-old Bessemer woman, whose vision was partially obstructed by a snowbank, drove her vehicle into the path of a sheriff's squad car on U.S. 2 in Bessemer on Saturday, resulting in a crash, according to state police at the Wakefield post.

Both drivers escaped serious injury, troopers said.

Mary Strelcheck attempted to enter U.S. 2 from a stop sign on Peck Street at 11:26 a.m. and failed to see an eastbound Gogebic County Sheriff patrol car driven by Deputy James Webber, troopers said. Webber took evasive action but was unable to avoid the crash.

He was transported to Aspirus Grand View Hospital by Beacon Ambulance where he was treated for injuries and released. Strelcheck sought her own medical treatment.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by deputies from the Gogebic County Sheriff Department and Beacon Ambulance.



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