Snowmobile Crash on Trail Number 8

BURT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - On Saturday at approximately 5:30pm, the Alger County Sheriff’s office received a report of a snowmobile accident on Trail #8 in Burt Township of Alger County.

Alger County Sheriff’s Deputies, Alger EMS, Alger County Rescue 21 and Valley Med Flight were dispatched to the scene.

The investigation concluded that a 40 year old male was traveling east bound on Trail #8 when he struck a large mogul in the trail. The operator lost control of the snowmobile, was ejected from the snowmobile and landed on the trail approximately 150 feet from the point of ejection.

The patient was extricated from the trail by Alger County Rescue 21 to the trail head at the Kingston Plains parking area. He was ultimately transported from the scene to UP Health Systems by Valley Med Flight.

The condition of the patient remains unknown at this time.

Excessive speed is believed to be the contributing factor.

Names are being withheld until family notifications can be made.