Two Killed In Ishpeming Traffic Accident

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GLR News Update

Ishpeming, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash last night in Ishpeming.

Police say 81-year-old Peter Ruokala of Ishpeming was driving a 2004 Chevrolet sedan and attempted to turn onto Lakeshore Drive from the westbound US-41 turning lane just after 6:00 p.m.

His car crossed into the path of an eastbound 2005 Chrysler minivan, driven by 70-year-old Allen Basto of Ishpeming.

Ruokala was taken to UP Health System-Bell and was pronounced dead.

Basto was taken to UP Health System-Marquette and was last listed in stable condition.

A passenger in the van, 72-year-old Karen Basto of Ishpeming, was transferred to UP Health System-Marquette and died from her injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

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