UPDATE: 2 killed in car accident involving tree in Ironwood Township

UPDATE: Names of the individuals in the accident have been released.

Two females were pronounced deceased on scene. They are are identified as 18-year-old, Lauren Powless and 15-year-old, Madeline Jackson.

20-year-old Zachery Hammon survived the accident. The investigation is still ongoing and nothing further is being released at this time.

IRONWOOD — The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash around 2:30 a.m. Deputies said they found a single vehicle crash on Lake Road in Ironwood Township.

Two teenage girls were killed and one man was injured early Saturday morning after a vehicle ran off the road and hit a tree.

According to the deputies, the vehicle sustained severe damages. Two girls, ages 18 and 15, were killed. A 20-year-old man survived and was taken to Aspirus Ironwood Hospital where he was treated and release.

The investigation is ongoing, and names have not been released.

The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Michigan State Police Wakefield Post, Beacon Ambulance and Gogebic County Victims Services.