Driver extricated from vehicle after 2-car crash near Calumet

MARQUETTE — A driver was left trapped in her vehicle following a two-car crash Monday morning.

At approximately 8 a.m., troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post responded to a two-car crash at the four-lane intersection of U.S. 41 and Highway Road.

An investigation determined that 77-year-old Lisa Hobmeier was in the left northbound lane of U.S. 41 turning left onto Highway Road and 32-year-old Rebekka Mikkola was traveling in the left southbound lane of U.S. 41 when Hobmeier turned left and struck Mikkola’s vehicle near the driver’s side door.

Mikkola’s vehicle came to rest off the roadway in the ditch and she was unable to exit the vehicle.

She reported injuries at the scene, a press release from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post states.

The crash remains under investigation with further action pending.

Calumet Township Fire Department was able to extricate Mikkola out of the vehicle and Mercy EMS transported her to Portage Hospital where she is in stable condition.

Houghton County Sheriff’s Office, Calumet Township Fire Department, Quincy Township First Responders and Upper Great Lakes Calumet Family Health Center Certified Physician’s Assistant Whitney Brey assisted troopers.


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