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One killed in AuTrain Township snowmobile accident

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AuTRAIN TOWNSHIP, MI— An Ohio man has died in an Alger County snowmobile crash.

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched Friday around 8:25 p.m. to Trail #8 near Forest Lake Road in AuTrain Township.

Investigation revealed the 33-year-old driver was eastbound when he failed to negotiate a curve. He lost control of the machine, was ejected and hit a tree.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials say excessive speed was the only contributing factor in the accident.

Alger County EMS and Alger County Rescue 21 assisted at the scene.

No names are being released at this time.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.