Unoccupied dump truck kills one, injures another

HOUGHTON — A Houghton man is dead after an accident involving an unoccupied dump truck early Friday morning.

The accident occurred at the City of Houghton Public Works garage shortly before 7:30. Houghton Police say the truck rolled over two male subjects, including the 48-year-old man who died from his injuries. A second man, a 49-year-old also from Houghton, was transported to UP Health System – Portage for treatment of his injuries.

Assisting at the scene were Michigan Tech Public Safety, the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department, the Michigan State Police, and several local first responders.