fatal snowmobile accident

AUTRAIN, MI--    A downstate teen has died in a snowmobile accident in AuTrain.

Saturday around 6:15 p.m. Alger County Dispatch received several calls reporting a snowmobile accident on Trail #7. The Alger County Sheriff’s Office, Alger EMS, Rescue 21, the DNR and Guardian Flight responded.

Investigation determined the driver, 16-year-old Thomas Watson of Alma, failed to negotiate a curve and struck several trees. Watson was taken to Munising Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

WAGNER, WI--   A Wisconsin man was killed in a snowmobile accident in Marinette County over the weekend.

Saturday just before midnight a snowmobiler called 911 to say they had come across another snowmobile that had left the trail and struck a tree in the town of Wagner. The body of Tony Camps, 46, of Porterfield was found nearby.

Sheriff’s deputies, DNR officers, Wausakee Rescue and the Wagner Fire Department responded to the scene. Officials pronounced Camps dead of head and internal injuries.

KENOSHA, WI (AP)--   The Kenosha Police Department says one of its sergeants has died in a snowmobile crash in northern Wisconsin. 

The department announced Sunday that Sgt. Trevor Albrecht was killed in a crash in Iron County. Sheriff’s officials say his snowmobile veered off a trail in the Town of Knight Saturday afternoon and hit several trees.

Life-saving efforts were attempted on scene and continued when first responders arrived but were ultimately unsuccessful. The 41-year-old husband and father was pronounced dead at the scene.

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MI--   A snowmobiler involved in a January 2 accident in Chippewa County has died of his injuries.

The Department of Natural Resources says Richard Dufty, 55, of Cassville was with a group of riders on the Bobby Gay Truck Trail northeast of Trout Lake when he passed the other snowmobilers at a high rate of speed. Dufty’s sled left the trail, struck several trees and ejected him.

He was taken to McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital and later transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. Officials say he died Friday of injuries sustained in the accident.

MERCER, WI--   An llinois man was killed in a snowmobile crash in Iron County, Wisconsin Sunday. 

Sheriff’s deputies responded around 12:55 a.m. to Trail 10 in the town of Mercer. A snowmobile had apparently gone off the trail and struck a tree. The driver was unresponsive.

Lifesaving measures were attempted but were unsuccessful. The 40-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene by the Iron County coroner.

The crash remains under investigation.

HURLEY, WI--   A woman has died in a snowmobile accident in Iron County, Wisconsin. 

Sunday just before 2 a.m. Emergency Dispatch received a call that a snowmobile had gone off Trail 17 outside of Hurley and the driver was unresponsive.

Hurley Police officers and Iron County Sheriff’s deputies responded and began lifesaving measures. Hurley Snowmobile Rescue took the 47-year-old woman to Aspirus Grand View Hospital in Ironwood, where she was later pronounced dead.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

ROCK RIVER TOWNSHIP, MI--   Police have released the names of the snowmobilers killed in an Alger County crash.

Sheriff’s officials say the victims were Douglas Show, 21, of Pennsylvania and John Shadian, 54, of Wisconsin.

Both were snowmobiling on Trail #8 in Rock River Township Monday night when they were involved in a head-on collision. Show and Shadian were ejected from their machines.

The two men were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Excessive speed is believed to be a factor.

ROCK RIVER TOWNSHIP, MI--   Two people are reported dead in a snowmobile accident in Alger County.

Sheriff’s deputies say it happened Monday around 9:25 p.m. on Trail #8 about a mile north of Samuelson Road in Rock River Township. They say two snowmobiles were involved in a head-on collision, causing both drivers to be ejected from their machines.

Both operators were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names are being withheld pending notification of family members.

Excessive speed is believed to be the cause of the accident, which remains under investigation.

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Houghton man has been killed in a crash between a snowmobile and a passenger vehicle. 

Michigan State Police from the Calumet Post say it happened Thursday around 4:30 p.m. in Franklin Township. Timothy Young, 53, of Houghton was southbound on Trail #3 when he failed to yield while crossing Lake Annie Road. Young was hit by a Subaru driven by Stephen Wright, 21, of Atlantic Mine.

Lifesaving efforts were performed by responders, but Young succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Wright was not injured.

DICKINSON COUNTY, MI--   Police continue to investigate a fatal snowmobile crash in Dickinson County.

Troopers from the Iron Mountain Post say it happened Friday around 5:15 p.m. in Felch Township. A 19-year-old Wisconsin man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim’s name has not yet been released.

Michigan State Police were assisted by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office.

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