Two killed in single vehicle crash

IRONWOOD CHARTER TOWNSHIP — Two women were killed in a single vehicle crash early Saturday morning in the Western U.P.

At about 2:32 a.m., Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department deputies were dispatched to Lake Road near Powers Road in Ironwood Charter Township. When they arrived at the scene, deputies found a vehicle that ran off the roadway and struck a tree. The vehicle sustained severe damage in the incident.

Two women, 18 and 15, did not survive the crash. A man, 20, survived the crash and walked to a nearby residence to report the accident. He was transported by Beacon Ambulance to Aspirus Ironwood Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Lake Road near Powers Road was closed to traffic during the investigation, and has since re-opened. Investigation into the incident continues; as of Monday morning, no further information was being released.

Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Michigan State Police — Wakefield Post, Beacon Ambulance and Gogebic County Victim Services.