One injured in Calumet crash

CALUMET — One injury was reported from a two-vehicle crash that took place in Houghton County Monday.

At around 1:30 p.m. Monday, troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post responded to the crash on M-26 north of Coal Dock Road in Franklin Township, a press release from the Calumet Post states.

The investigation indicated a 21-year-old female, Cortney Vannorman, was traveling south and was slowing to turn right into a private driveway. A 24-year-old female, Lynsie Waatti, was traveling south behind Vannorman. Waatti failed to stop and she struck the rear end of Vannorman’s vehicle. Vannorman’s vehicle came to rest off the roadway in the snow filled ditch.

A wrecker service, with its emergency lights on, was parked on the east side of the road removing a disabled vehicle may have cause a distraction.

Vannorman complained of pain at the scene and was transported Mercy EMS to Keweenaw Aspirus Hospital where she was treated.

Waatti was cited for careless driving. Seatbelts were worn by all occupants and alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

Troopers were assisted by Dollar Bay, Quincy, Bootjack and Franklin Township First Responders.


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