ONTONAGON COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - On December 27th, at 2:31 A.M. the Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a snowmobile accident on Lake Gogebic.
46-year-old Jill Swarts of Gretna Nebraska was traveling south on the West Shore of Lake Gogebic 150 yards south of the Ontonagon County Park.
Swarts was following a group of other snowmobiles when she went off into the shoreline and struck some rocks. She was ejected from the snowmobile and struck a fallen tree causing fatal injuries.
Swarts was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital by Cane’s Funeral Home. Weather and speed were a factor in the accident. The incident remains under investigation.
The deputy was assisted by MSP troopers from Wakefield and Iron Mountain posts and the Chief of Marinesco PD. SONCO south and Beacon of Ironwood were also on scene.