Five children were hospitalized Friday after their side-by-side was struck by a minivan. It happened at 3:00 p.m. at the intersection of US 41 and Lower Massie Road in Chassell Township.
The Houghton County Sheriff's Department says a Polaris RZR side-by-side driven by a 13-year-old girl from Chassell Township attempted to cross US 41. She pulled into the path of a southbound minivan driven by 67-year-old Barbara Wells of Chassell.
There were five people on the side-by-side ranging in age from three to 13. All five were taken to Portage Health along with the driver of the minivan. Their condition has not been released.
Both the ATV and the minivan were heavily damaged and had to be towed from the scene. The accident remains under investigation.