Fatal snowmobile accident in Iron Co.

Police believe excessive speed was a factor in a fatal snowmibile accident this afternoon in Iron County.  It happened around 1 p.m. off of trail 18 on the DNR Road in Amasa.

The victim has been identified as a 54 year old man from Mokena, Illinois.  Deputies say he died as a result of injuries he received after his sled left the road and he struck a tree.

Iron County Sheriff Deputies were assisted by Michigan Department of Natural Resource Conservation Officers, Iron County Central Dispatch, and Northstar EMS personnel.