UPDATE: Houghton man taken into custody after high speed crash

UPDATE: Houghton man taken into custody after high speed crash

UPDATE — 12:10 p.m. May 22nd, 2015 (EDT)

More information has been released regarding the accident in Calumet Thursday afternoon.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post say several motorists had called 911 around 2:25 p.m. reporting a reckless white car driving at speeds exceeding 80 miles per hour. Reports alleged the driver was running cars off of the road on M-26 near Green Acres Road. Further calls reported the car traveling at high speed through Houghton and Hancock.

By 2:37 p.m., the car was reported traveling northbound on US-41 near Boston Road. Southbound troopers spotted the car going over 90 miles per hour near the Michigan State Police post. They turned around and pursued the vehicle, but it had crashed into a red pickup on US-41 near Agent Street by the time they had caught up. The white sedan subsequently rolled over and landed on its roof on the sidewalk.

Police say the driver of the sedan, a 27-year-old Houghton man, exited the car on his own and was taken into custody. He was transported to Aspirus Hospital in Laurium and later transferred to UP Health System – Marquette for further evaluation of injuries. The 41-year-old Calumet man driving the pickup was not seriously injured and sought his own treatment.

Police say charges are pending further investigation.

The Michigan State Police were assisted at the scene by the Laurium Police Department, Houghton County Sheriff’s Department, Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Department, Calumet Township Fire Department, Mercy Ambulance, and Trail Creek Towing.


CALUMET — A man was apparently restrained by police after crashing his car at a high speed.

The incident unfolded shortly before 3:00 p.m. Thursday on US-41 near the Swedetown Trails road. There is no official word from police yet, but eyewitness reports from the scene indicate a white sedan moving at high speeds collided with a red Chevrolet pickup, causing extensive damage to the rear axle of the pickup. The sedan went on to hit a tree and rolled, subsequently ending up on its roof.

The driver of the white sedan appeared to be yelling at troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post, and was subsequently restrained by troopers as he was loaded onto a Mercy Ambulance. His condition is unknown at this time, and there is no word on any other injuries. Michigan State Police are not releasing any information at the moment.

We will have more on the incident as it becomes available.