2 injured in Hubbell car crash

Graham Jaehnig/Daily Mining Gazette Hubbell Fire Department responders on Monday used the Jaws of Life to extract two injured occupants from the vehicle on the left after it was struck by the vehicle on the right.

HUBBELL — At approximately 11:20 a.m. Monday, Houghton County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle personal injury accident that occurred in front of the Hubbell Fire Hall, resulting in two elderly people being hospitalized.

According to witnesses, a young male driver fell asleep while driving his burgundy minivan and crashed into a vehicle driven by an elderly woman.

Deputy Greg Wakeham of the Sheriff’s Office confirmed the information provided by the witnesses, saying the male driver was traveling north toward Lake Linden when he fell asleep at the wheel, crossed the centerline and crashed into a southbound vehicle driven by an unidentified elderly woman.

Both she and her elderly male passenger had to be extracted from the wreckage by the Jaws of Life.

They both suffered serious injuries and were transported to a local hospital by Mercy Ambulance.

The driver of the SUV appeared to have suffered no injuries.

Wakeham said the Sheriff’s Office will provide an update once a report is filed.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Lake Linden Police Department, Hubbell Fire Department and Mercy EMS.