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Man killed in ATV crash near Toivola

July 9, 2013
By Gazette Staff , The Daily Mining Gazette

HOUGHTON - A Toivola man was killed Monday morning when his four-wheeler rolled over on Misery Bay Road.

Jon Virtanen, 49, was found dead at the scene of the accident about 10 a.m. Monday by Houghton County Sheriff's Office deputies. His vehicle appeared to have failed to negotiate a corner about a half-mile west of Agate Beach Road and rolled over into a ditch.

Virtanen was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, said Houghton County Sgt. Josh Saaranen. The accident remains under investigation.

The Houghton County Sheriff's Office was assisted on scene by Adams Township First Responders and Mercy Ambulance.



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