Schoolcraft County authorities respond to 2 snowmobile crashes in 20 minutes
Two snowmobilers were injured in two separate crashes Monday in Schoolcraft and Delta counties.
According to the Schoolcraft County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to Trail 7 on County Road 437 Monday. They found a 69-year-old woman who got hurt after missing a turn on the trail and hitting a tree. She was airlifted from the scene.
Authorities say 20 minutes later, another crash was reported on Trail 7 near County Road 440 just outside of Schoolcraft County and into Delta County. Investigating deputies found a snowmobiler who missed a turn on the trail and hit a tree. The snowmobiler was taken by Manistique EMS.
No names or conditions have been released.
The Schoolcraft County Sheriff's Office would like to remind trail riders to have a heightened sense of safety while following trail laws, maintaining appropriate speeds and refraining from drinking alcohol while riding. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the two crashes Monday, authorities said.