Wisconsin man dies in snowmobile crash


December 17, 2019



Watersmeet Township — A Wisconsin man died Saturday after his snowmobile struck a downed tree near Watersmeet Township, according to Lac Vieux Desert Tribal Police Department.

The crash occurred at 7:30 p.m., on Trail No. 2, according to Sgt. Nick Christ in a phone interview Monday. A tree had fallen on the trail during the day and it went unreported, the rider, a 54-year-old Almond, Wisconsin man was snowmobiling at night and struck the fallen tree, he said.

“He died at the scene,” Christ said, adding that the crash was reported right away.

The Michigan State Police, Watersmeet Police Department, Watersmeet First Responders and Aspirus Ambulance Service also responded to the scene.

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