Serious injury in truck crash

Joshua Vissers/Daily Mining Gazette Baltic resident Trent Nordstrom was hospitalized with serious injuries in a crash with a construction truck Tuesday afternoon. A passenger and the driver of the construction truck were uninjured.

A Baltic resident was seriously injured when a dump truck crashed into his 1993 Chevrolet pickup truck on Superior Road, according to the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office.

The accident happened at about 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday when the pickup truck driven by Baltic resident Trent Nordstrom, 17, was traveling east on Elsie Road and failed to yield to a southbound Bacco Construction truck towing a pup trailer where the road terminates at Superior Road.

According to sheriff’s deputy Scott Leonard, the driver of the pickup truck, later identified as Nordstrom in a news release, was brought to UP Health System – Portage hospital with serious injuries. He was reportedly put into an induced coma Tuesday evening.

A passenger in the pickup truck and the driver of the dump truck, Tom St. Pierre, 57, of Manistique, sustained no injuries.

Upon impact, the dump truck pushed the pickup off the road into the northbound shoulder, causing major damage to the driver’s side.

Hurontown Fire and Rescue was called to the scene to extract Nordstrom from the truck.

The construction truck, which was only partially loaded, was estimated to weigh 39 tons.

Michigan State Police, Mercy Ambulance and Houghton Police also responded to the scene.

Neither alcohol nor speed were believed to be factors in the accident, which remains under investigation.