Essexville, MI Accidents

630-foot freighter Calumet runs aground in Saginaw River

SAGINAW, Mich. (WJRT) - Part of the Saginaw River was blocked near the Lake State Railroad bridge after a 630-foot freighter ran aground Thursday evening. A tug boat helped pull the Calumet free around 7:50 a.m. Friday, but the river remained partially closed while the Coast Guard conducted assessments and surveys in the area.
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Crews dislodge freighter on Saginaw River near Essexville

The U.S. Coast Guard has dislodged a cargo freighter that was stuck in the Saginaw River. At 8 p.m. on Oct. 21, the Coast Guard received a report that a 630” bulk cargo freighter, identified as the M/V Calumet, had run aground north of Lake State Railroad bridge in Essexville. No medical or search and rescue concerns stemmed from the incident.
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Freighter set free after getting stuck in the Saginaw River

BAY CITY, MI - Maritime traffic hit a snag last night on the Saginaw River after an over 600-foot freighter ran aground in Bay County. The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a report at approximately 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 that a bulk cargo freighter had ran aground just north of the Lake State railroad bridge in the Saginaw River in Essexville. According to the Coast Guard, the vessel was identified as the 630 foot-long Calumet.

19-year-old from Midland dies in Georgetown Township crash

GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Midland woman is dead following a two-vehicle crash in Georgetown Township Thursday afternoon. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says the 19-year-old victim was driving eastward on Fillmore Street when she lost control and moved into the path of a westbound vehicle, driven by a 23-year-old Allendale resident.

Calumet refloated after running aground in Saginaw River

ESSEXVILLE, Mich.- The freighter that ran aground in the Saginaw River has been refloated. Crews used the tug, Kurt Luedtke, to help free the Calumet just before 8:00 a.m. According to the officials, no one was injured during the incident and there is nothing to indicate that anything leaked from the ship caused pollution.

Gratiot Ave Closed Due to Downed Power Lines

Gratiot Ave. in Saginaw near the Country club has been closed by responders after a vehicle crashed into a pole causing power lines to come down across the roadway. Crews, including Saginaw police and Saginaw Township fire & police, had Gratiot closed from Hannum Blvd. to Golfview Dr. after the reported crash near the intersection with Davis dr.

Saginaw firefighters battle blaze in East Side vacant house

SAGINAW, MI — Saginaw firefighters quelled a late-night house fire on the city’s East Side, one that appears to have been deliberately set. About 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20, fire crews responded to a reported structure fire at 925 Emerson St. They arrived to find fire venting from a first-floor window of a two-and-a-half-story house that appeared to be vacant, said Battalion Chief James Fourman.

Explosion damages vehicle parked outside Bay City residence

BAY CITY, Mich. (WJRT) - Federal agents have joined the investigation into a vehicle explosion outside a Bay City residence early Tuesday. The resident in the 300 block of South Kiesel Street heard the blast sometime between 5 and 6 a.m., but did not go outside to see what happened. The resident discovered the damage when they went outside to leave for work around 8:30 a.m.

Bay City Vehicle Explosion Under Investigation

The Bay City Department of Public Safety is investigating a vehicle explosion. Officers responded to a home in the 300 block of S. Kiesel about 8:40 Tuesday morning, after the resident discovered the damaged vehicle. The resident told officers they heard a loud noise between 5:00 and 6:00 a.m., but did not see the damage until leaving for work.

Driver in serious condition after Saginaw Twp. crash

A 19-year-old driver was hospitalized after a crash in Saginaw Township. It happened at N. Center Road and Weiss Street at 9:42 a.m. on Oct. 18. The 19-year-old was taken to a local hospital in serious condition, the Saginaw Township Police Department said. Stay with TV5 as we are working...

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Bridgeport Twp.

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle near State Street and Dixie Highway in Bridgeport Township. Saginaw County Central Dispatch reported it happened Monday morning, Oct. 18. Bridgeport police officers and firefighters are responding to the scene. No word yet on the condition of the victim. Stay with TV5 as we are working to learn more.