Vehicle engulfed in flames after accident

HOUGHTON COUNTY — A Houghton man crashed into a tree Saturday morning, causing his car to catch fire.

At 6:45 a.m., the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle crash on Baulman Road. A 26-year-old Houghton man was traveling south at high speeds when he recognized a curve near Nightingale Road.

The driver braked, skidding 170 feet, before entering a grassy area. The vehicle continued skidding, sliding another 150 feet before striking a tree.

The driver was able to escape the car before it completely engulfed in flames. He was taken to UP Health Systems – Portage for evaluations.

Dollar Bay Fire Department, Dollar Bay First Responders and Mercy Ambulance were also on the scene.