Couple in Hubbell crash taken to trauma center in Wisconsin

Graham Jaehnig/Daily Mining Gazette A two-vehicle crash Monday morning in Hubbell sent an elderly couple to a local hospital, then a trauma center.

HUBBELL — The names and ages of those involved a two-vehicle personal injury crash in Hubbell Monday morning were released Tuesday afternoon by the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office.

Bradley Moilanen, a 19-year-old male, was driving north on Duncan Avenue (M-26), when he fell asleep, lost control and crossed the centerline into southbound traffic.

His vehicle struck a southbound vehicle driven by 82-year-old Judith Parks of Hancock, who was unable to avoid Moilanen.

Also in her vehicle was her 85-year-old husband, Philip Parks, age 85.

The Jaws of Life were needed to extract both Parks’ from their vehicle.

Both Parks and her husband, the release stated, sustained incapacitating injuries and were transported by Mercy EMS to Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital.

The Parkses were later transported to a hospital in Wausau, Wisconsin, for further treatment.

Moilanen was not reported as injured. There was no more detail on the conditions of the elderly couple as of press time.

The crash occurred directly in front of the Hubbell Fire Hall.

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on the scene by Lake Linden PD, Stanton Township first responders, Mercy EMS, Hubbell Fire Department, Patriot Towing and Superior Service.