Fatal Portage Township Snowmobile Wreck

A Lake Linden woman is dead after a weekend snowmobile accident.

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department says it happened at about 7:30 Saturday night near the Range Snowmobile Club in Portage Township.

21-year-old Amanda Briggs was riding her sled across a clearing near the club.

That’s when a 26-year-old Houghton man hit her with hsi machine.

Police say the 2 snowmobiles made contect with each other at an angle.

Briggs died at the scene.

The Houghton man was taken to Portage Health in Hancock for treatment.

There’s no word on whether speed or alcohol use were factors in the crash.