Crash sends driver and passenger to hospital

CHASSELL TOWNSHIP–A two-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday afternoon sent two people to the hospital.

According to the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department, the crash occurred around 3 p.m. Sunday near North Entry Road in Chassell Township. A 78-year-old Hancock woman was slowing down waiting for a vehicle to make a left turn, when her SUV was struck from behind by a 38-year-old Hancock woman.

The 78-year-old driver and her 86-year-old passenger were both transported to UP Health System – Portage for treatment of their injuries. The driver of the passenger car sought her own medical treatment.

The 38-year-old Hancock woman was cited for failure to yield. The Sheriff’s office was assisted by Chassell Township Fire and First Responders, Michigan State Police, Mercy EMS, and Superior Towing.