Man hospitalized after car accident

An eighteen-year-old man is in the hospital following a short high speed chase in Gogebic County.

Officers from the Lac Vieux Desert Tribal Police tried to stop the vehicle on U.S. 45 south of Watersmeet Thursday night around 7:30 after clocking him in at 144 miles per hour.

The vehicle failed to stop for officers and flew into a ditch 100 yards past the U.S. 2 intersection in Watersmeet.

The driver of the vehicle was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Wisconsin and is listed in ‘fair’ condition.