BESSEMER, MI-- A Wakefield man has been killed in a traffic accident in Bessemer.
The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Thursday afternoon on US-2 near Fairview Drive. Deputies say Rex Smith, 41, of Wakefield was eastbound when he lost control of his vehicle and spun into the westbound lanes. He hit a vehicle driven by Alvin Liikanen, 86, of Ironwood.
Liikanen and his 87-year-old passenger Barbara Liikanen were taken to Aspirus Ironwood Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.