Alger Co. snowmobile death update

The Alger County Sheriff’s Department has released the name of the man killed in a Munising Township snowmobile accident on Tuesday.

They say he was 46-year-old Peter Keim of Spring Grove, Illinois.

Police say Keim was riding with four other snowmobilers on Trail #8 between Shingleton and Wetmore at about 4 am when the accident happened.

He left the trail and was thrown from his sled into a tree.

Deputies say high speed, poor weather conditions and poor trail conditions were the leading factors in the accident.

Keim’s autopsy took place yesterday at Marquette General Hospital.

Police are still waiting for the official autopsy report, which will include blood alcohol test results.