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3 injured in accident

January 24, 2014
The Daily Mining Gazette

Daily Mining Gazette/Garrett Neese

Vehicles are seen at the site of a three-car accident on U.S. 41 and Boston Road Friday afternoon. At about 4:30 p.m., a Dodge Neon driven by a 19-year-old Hancock man was traveling southbound on U.S. 41 when he came up on a slow-moving Jeep Liberty driven by a 55-year-old Hancock man, also driving southbound, said Trooper Matt Djerf of the Michigan State Police Calumet Post. The Neon hit the Jeep, which crossed the center line and collided head-on with a northbound Ford Taurus driven by a 23-year-old Calumet woman. The three drivers suffered serious injuries, Djerf said. Mercy EMS transported them to Portage Health. Their conditions were unknown Friday. Assisting in the accident were Houghton County Sheriff's Office, Boston Fire Department, Calumet Township Fire Department, Quincy-Franklin-Hancock Township Fire Department, Mercy EMS and Superior Service & Towing. The driver of the Neon was cited for driving too fast for weather conditions. Djerf said the road at the time of the accident was snow-covered and icy with whiteout conditions. Troopers are reminding the public that during extreme weather conditions travel is only recommended for emergency situations.

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