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Snowmobile crash kills Minnesota man


BARAGA COUNTY, MI— A snowmobiler from Minnesota has been killed in a Baraga County accident.

The Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened Wednesday at about 8:45 p.m. on Trail #8 in Covington Township. A 44-year-old man was westbound when he failed to negotiate a curve and was ejected from the snowmobile.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Excessive speed and alcohol are believed to be contributing factors in the crash.

The victim’s name is being withheld, pending notification of family.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Michigan DNR, Covington Fire, Michigamme/Spurr Fire, L’Anse Fire and Bay EMS.