Two people injured in two-vehicle accident

HOUGHTON — The Houghton Police Department is investigating a two-vehicle accident that sent two people to the hospital Tuesday night.

The accident occurred at the intersection of M-26 and Sharon Avenue just after 8:15 p.m. A vehicle driven by a 19-year-old Hancock man was turning west onto Sharon Avenue, when he failed to yield for a northbound vehicle driven by a 22-year-old Lake Linden woman.

The drivers involved in the accident were not seriously injured. Two passengers were taken to UP Health System – Portage for treatment.

Speed and alcohol were not factors in the accident. The Hancock Police Department, MTU Public Safety and Police Services, MTU First Responders, and Mercy Ambulance all assisted at the scene.