Pickup truck, school bus collide


BESSEMER — A pickup truck and a school bus collided at the intersection of U.S. 2 and Sophie Street in Bessemer on Thursday, according to a Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department release.

A Hurley K-12 School bus was transporting the girls volleyball team from a game in Wakefield when it struck a pickup truck attempting to cross U.S. 2 from North Sophie Street.

Sabrina Nelmark, 28, of Gile, Wis., was the driver of the bus and was “unable to avoid the collision” with the truck, driven by Nicholas Obradovich, 18, of Wakefield.

One student on the bus, a 15-year-old Montreal, Wis., resident, was transported by ambulance to Aspirus Grand View Hospital in Ironwood, where the student was treated and later released.

No other injuries were reported.

Obradovich was cited by deputies for failure to yield at an intersection and his vehicle was towed from the scene.

The Michigan State Police Wakefield Post and Beacon Ambulance assisted the sheriff’s department at the scene.


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