UPDATE: Name released in fatal snowmobile accident

UPDATE: Name released in fatal snowmobile accident

UPDATE — Sunday, January 24, 2015 at 12:10 p.m. EDT

Police have released the name of the man who died in a snowmobile accident Saturday morning in Adams Township.

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man as 50-year-old Matthew Ray Heikkinen of Hancock. At approximately 3:00 a.m. Saturday, Heikkinen was headed north on Trail No. 3 between South Range and Atlantic Mine when he lost control of his snowmobile and struck a tree.

Heikkinen was pronounced dead at the scene.


 

ADAMS TOWNSHIP — One person is dead after a fatal snowmobile accident Saturday morning in Adams Township.

At approximately 3:00 a.m., the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the scene of a fatal snowmobile accident on Trail No. 3 between South Range and Atlantic Mine. The name of the deceased is not being released at this time pending notification of the family.

The Michigan State Police, Adams Township First Responders and Superior Service Towing all assisted the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.