Wisconsin man, 53, dies in Wakefield snowmobile crash

GOGEBIC COUNTY, MI – Alcohol is believed to be a factor in an Upper Peninsula snowmobile crash that killed one person and injured another.

According to troopers from the Michigan State Police Wakefield Post, the crash occurred on Trail No. 2 near Ramsay in Gogebic County’s Wakefield Township at 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 29.

Police say a group of snowmobilers were traveling westbound on Trail #2 when a 53-year-old male from Berlin, Wisconsin crashed. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 54-year-old male was transported to Aspirus Grandview Hospital by Beacon Ambulance. He was then air lifted to Aspirus Hospital in Wausau where he was treated for a broken leg and is in stable condition, police said.

The crash is under investigation. The men have not been identified by name.

Troopers were assisted by the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Beacon Ambulance.

“The Michigan State Police encourages safe and prudent use of snowmobiles,” a statement reads.

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