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Houghton County Road Commission Worker Struck By A Truck

An employee with the Houghton County Road Commission is recovering after being struck by a truck over the weekend.

The accident happened at approximately 11:30am Saturday morning on North Entry Road near Channel View Lane.

The road commission had a large snowplow broken down and parked on the side of the road for maintenance purposes and another road commission vehicle parked in front of it, conducting the work on the plow truck.

Two road commission workers were standing near the mechanics truck when the accident happened.

89-year-old Walter Hitch of Portage Entry was driving his 2007 Ford Truck on North Entry Road when he lost control of his pickup.

Hitch’s truck hit the road commission pickup and a road commission worker, identified as 40-year-old Brian Julio.

Julio was taken to UP Health System – Portage for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Both vehicles sustained considerable damage but were driven away from the scene.

Chassell First Responders and Mercy Ambulance assisted the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.

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