Wintry Weather Causes Accidents

Icy conditions continue to wreck havoc on Copper Country roads.

Reports say 46-year-old Marcee Garland from Hubbell was driving west bound on M-26 yesterday at about 5pm when she lost control of her vehicle and crossed over the centerline and hit a vehicle driven by 33-year-old Adrian Hammerstrom from Hancock.

The collision caused the first vehicle to spin into the path of another driven by 30-year old Kristen Jarvi from dollar bay…hitting it head on. Both Garland and Jarvi were taken to Portage Health with non-life threatening injuries.

Earlier Monday…Troopers were called out to an accident on the Bootjack Road about an eighth of a mile south of Rice Lake Road.

A 1999 Ford Taurus driven by Lorna Linja of Lake Linden was heading south on Bootjack Road when she lost control on the slushy roadway…slid sideways…and crossed into the northbound lane, into the path of a 2007 Honda CRV driven by Teresa Frankovich of Lake Linden.

Linja was injured and treated at the scene and then transported to Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital where she was admitted for further treatment. Frankovich sought her own treatment at the same hospital and was released.

In another incident, he Houghton Police Department is asking anyone that may have witnessed an accident involving a pedestrian in downtown Houghton to call.

Police say a 31-year-old female was running on the shoulder of Sharon Avenue near Military around 7:30 yesterday morning when she was struck by a vehicle driven by an 80-year-old Houghton man.

The pedestrian was injured and was taken to Portage Health System in Hancock. The accident remains under investigation.

Police are reminding everyone to slow down while driving this time of year because road conditions can change very rapidly. Drivers are also reminded to slow down when they see emergency lights at an accident scene and proceed with caution.

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