Probe of fatal snowmobile crash continues

WAKEFIELD — Michigan State Police at the Wakefield Post are continuing their investigation of a snowmobile crash that claimed the life of a Wisconsin man Sunday.

On January 29 at approximately 1:30 a.m. CST, troopers from the Michigan State Police Wakefield Post and deputies from the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a fatal snowmobile crash on Trail #2 in Wakefield Township.

The investigation revealed a group of snowmobilers were traveling westbound on Trail #2 near Ramsay when the crash occurred. A 53-year-old male driver from Berlin, Wisconsin was pronounced dead at the scene. A 54-year-old male driver of a second snowmobile was transported to Aspirus Grandview Hospital by Beacon Ambulance. He was then air lifted to Aspirus Hospital in Wausau where he was treated for a broken leg and is in stable condition.

The identities of the men are being withheld at this time. Alcohol is believed to be factor in this crash and the incident remains under investigation.

Assisting agencies were the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan DNR conservation officers, Beacon Ambulance, Michigan State Police Chaplin Corps and the Gogebic County Victim Services Unit.


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