Man dies in snowmobile accident

Man dies in snowmobile accident

MARENISCO — A Wisconsin man is dead after the snowmobile he was riding on struck a tree late Sunday night.

At approximately 11:00 p.m, police say 61-year-old John Riley of Darling, WI was riding his snowmobile with some friends on Trail No 2. near Barb Lake, when his snowmobile left the trail and stuck a tree. Alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing. The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department, the Marenisco Police Department, Beacon Ambulance and Lahti’s Towing all assisted at the scene.