Chippewa County crash sends snowmobiler to downstate hospital

Jan 14, 2019

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MI--   An Ohio man was seriously injured in a snowmobile accident in Chippewa County on Friday. 

Sheriff’s deputies say it happened around 3:30 p.m. on Trail #8 just east of Salt Point Road.

Investigation revealed the driver lost control of the snowmobile. It left the trail and drove into deep, powder-like snow, then was pulled into some trees.

The driver was taken to War Memorial Hospital by Bay Mills EMS. He was later transferred to a hospital downstate with life-threatening injuries.

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office is reminding snowmobilers to slow down and enjoy the ride.