Houghton Co. Head-On Fatal Investigated

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GLR News Update

Houghton, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A fatal Houghton County head-on crash remains under investigation.

It happened yesterday around 7:40 a.m. on M-26 near Coal Dock Road in Franklin Township when a pickup truck, driven by an 63-year-old Dollar Bay man, collided with a sedan, driven by a 21-year-old Chassell man.

The driver of the sedan and his 21-year-old girlfriend were both ejected from the vehicle and were hospitalized with serious injuries.

They were airlifted to a Wausau, Wisconsin hospital, where the driver died.

The passenger’s condition is not known at this time.

The driver of the pickup had to be extricated by rescuers.

The man and his passengers, a 61-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man, both of Dollar Bay, were hospitalized.

The woman was later transported to U.P. Health System-Marquette for further treatment.

A 6-year-old boy, also in the pickup, was not injured.

No names have been released.

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