Second Gogebic Co. snowmobile crash in 26 hours takes another life

BESSEMER, Mich. (WLUC) - A second snowmobile accident in the last 26 hours in Gogebic County has taken the life of a 52-year-old Wisconsin man, Saturday.

The Gogebic County Sheriff's Office received a report shortly before 1:00 p.m. Saturday that an accident occurred at the US 2 and Ramsay Crossing intersection. The initial investigation revealed that the victim attempted to cross US 2 on his snowmobile when he was struck by a pickup truck heading eastbound. The victim was transported to Aspirus Ironwood Hospital by Beacon Ambulance where he was pronounced dead.

It does not appear that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident. It is likely, however, that the weather and visibility were significant factors.

The investigation is still ongoing, and no names are being released at this time.

Gogebic County Sheriff's Office Deputies were assisted at the scene by Michigan State Police, Wakefield Post, Beacon Ambulance, Bessemer Township Fire Department and Gogebic County Victim Services.