Michigan mail carrier shelters lost motorist

February 9, 2018

MARQUETTE COUNTY, MI – A 69-year-old motorist was found in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula after she walked nine miles in freezing temperatures.

According to Michigan State Police from the Negaunee Post, the incident began around 3:35 p.m. on Feb. 8 when the woman’s sister reported the woman had gotten lost traveling from Menominee to Republic.

Apparently, she had taken a wrong turn which led to her vehicle getting stuck in a snowbank in a remote area of Marquette County.

Troopers were dispatched to the area of the Fence River Road since they were able to estimate the woman’s location by pinging her cellphone.  Troopers located the vehicle and eventually found footprints leading away from the car.

Troopers located the woman approximately 9 miles from her vehicle. She had come upon a local mail delivery driver and was seated in the car trying to warm up.

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