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Man injured in crash

On Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at approximately 9:45 a.m., the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department investigated a one-car personal injury accident on Paradise Road near Pilgrim Road in Portage Township.

A vehicle being driven by an 18 year old Atlantic Mine man was traveling around a corner when he lost control and traveled across the roadway and into the ditch. The vehicle continued moving, striking driveway culvert and then a utility pole.

The driver of the vehicle was treated at the scene by Mercy Ambulance and transported to UP Health System – Portage for further treatment of his injuries, which were not life-threatening.

The Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by the Hurontown Fire Department, UPPCO, Superior Service Towing and several bystanders. Seat belts were worn and neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor in the crash.

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