Three injured in separate Alger County snowmobile crashes

Feb 11, 2019

ALGER COUNTY, MI--   The Alger County Sheriff’s Office investigated three snowmobile crashes on Saturday.

The first happened around 2:15 p.m. on Trail #7 in AuTrain Township. A 38-year-old man failed to negotiate a curve, left the trail and struck a tree. He was extricated by Alger County Rescue 21 and taken to UPHS-Marquette.

Excessive speed is believed to be the main factor in the accident.

The second crash happened around 4:22 p.m., also on Trail #7. A 35-year-old man missed a curve, went off the trail and struck a tree. He was taken to Munising Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Speed and alcohol are believed to have contributed to that accident.

The third crash occurred around 5:30 p.m. on Trail #8 in Burt Township. A 40-year-old man was eastbound when he struck a large mogul in the trail. The driver was ejected and landed about 150 feet from the snowmobile. He was taken to UPHS-Marquette by Valley Med Flight.

Officials say speed was a factor in that crash.