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      Boy struck by vehicle

      A five-year-old boy is hospitalized in Houghton County after being struck by a vehicle when he ran into the roadway.

      The accident happened at 4:56 p.m. Friday on Boston Cross Cut Road in Franklin Township. The boy was hit by an eastbound Jeep Cherokee.

      He was transported to Portage Health Hospital. The Houghton County Sheriff's Office described the injuries as non-life-threatening.

      Officials say poor visibility, high snow banks and icy road conditions are believed to be factors in the accident.