Semi crashes into UP gas station, killing man pumping gas

L’ANSE, Mich. (AP) – Michigan State Police say an Upper Peninsula man died after a semitrailer crashed into a gas station, striking the pumps and starting a fire. Police say the 43-year-old man from Baraga was pumping gas in L’Anse around 11 p.m. Thursday when the semitrailer crashed into the station about 50 miles northwest of Marquette.

The man was transported to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Police say an employee at the gas station also was transported to a hospital with injuries.

The semitrailer’s driver, a 22-year-old Illinois man, is charged with operating while intoxicated causing death.

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