(CRYSTAL FALLS, MI.)– At 7:54am on Wednesday, Iron County Sheriffs’ Office responded to a report of a PI accident on US 2 near Wild River Road in West Iron County.
Investigation at the scene revealed that an SUV had rear-ended an Iron County Road Commission Grader that was clearing the shoulder of the road.
Three passengers of the vehicle were injured and transported to Aspirus Hospital by ambulance. One passenger of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The operator of the grader received minor injuries and sought his own treatment.
The accident closed a portion of US 2 for approximately 7 hours.
Names of the individuals involved in the accident are not being released at this time as the accident remains under investigation. The Iron County Sheriffs’ Office was assisted by Iron County Central Dispatch, Michigan State Police Accident Investigators, Aspirus EMS, West Iron County Fire Department, Iron County Search and Rescue, and the Iron River Police Department.