Man dies in snowmobile accident

Man dies in snowmobile accident

AU TRAIN TWP. — One man is dead after a snowmobile accident Wednesday night in Au Train Township.

At approximately 9:15 p.m., Alger County Dispatch received a 911 call about a snowmobile accident on Trail No. 8, three miles west of the M-94 intersection. By time EMS personnel arrived on scene, the snowmobile rider was already deceased.

The man has been identified at 37-year-old Adam Michael Hagerty of Saginaw, MI. Police say Hagerty failed to negotiate a curve on the trail, lost control of his snowmobile and struck a tree.

Excessive speed and alcohol are believed to be contributing factors in the accident.  Alger County Rescue 21 and Alger County EMS assisted the Alger County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.