Fatal accident in Houghton County

HOUGHTON – A Toivola man died Monday in a four-wheeler accident in Houghton County.

The crash occurred at approximately 10 a.m. on Misery Bay Road, about half of a mile west of Agate Beach Road.

Deputies from the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department arrived on scene to find a four-wheeler in the ditch and the driver, identified as 49-year-old Jon Francis Virtanen of Toivola, deceased.

Deputies believed that Virtanen had failed to negotiate a corner on Misery Bay Road and rolled over.

The accident remains under investigation.

Assisting at the scene were Adams Township First Responders and Mercy Ambulance.