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Ore Hauler Overturns on Upper Peninsula Road

December 14, 2014 08:33 AM

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say an ore-hauling tractor-trailer overturned after the driver swerved to avoid a deer on a two-lane Upper Peninsula road.

Michigan State Police say two tow trucks have spent hours working to remove the vehicle that overturned early Saturday in northwest Marquette County's Marquette Township.

The 30-year-old driver wasn't injured in the crash but was cited for driving too fast for conditions.

Two trailers were full of product from Eagle Mine, but police say only a small amount spilled from the trailers.

Production of nickel and copper began this fall at the mine.

WBKP/WBUP-TV reports the hauler had just left the mine and was going south on County Road 550 approaching a hill when it overturned.

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