Alcohol suspected in Houghton County fatal accident

Jun 11, 2021

HOUGHTON COUNTY, MI--   A Pelkie man died in a traffic crash in Houghton County Thursday. 

Sheriff’s deputies responded around 3:25 p.m. to Tapiola Road near Donken Road. They say a 67-year-old man from Pelkie and a 35-year-old man from Nisula were involved in the crash.

The 67-year-old driver was taken to Baraga County Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Officials say alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by Bay Ambulance, Otter Lake First Responders, Otter Lake Fire and Rescue, and Superior Service.