Wisconsin Man Killed In Western U.P. Snowmobile Accident

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GLR News Update

GLR News Update

Wakefield, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan State Police at the Wakefield Post report a fatal snowmobile crash last night in Gogebic County.

Troopers say the crash occurred on Trail 2 near Barb Lake, about 6 miles east of Marenisco around 11:00 p.m.

61-year old John Riley of Darling, Wisconsin was riding as part of a group when his snowmobile left the trail and struck a tree.

Riley died from injuries sustained in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing, but a combination of speed and alcohol is believed to be factors in the crash.

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