Houghton man thrown from snowmobile after crashing into tree

A Houghton man is in the hospital after a snowmobile accident Saturday in Keweenaw County.

The Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office said William Schuett, 30, was riding southbound on Trail No. 3 near Gratiot Lake Road when he lost control of his machine and hit a tree, causing the snowmobile to burst into flames.

Schuett was thrown from the snowmobile and treated on scene for injuries.  He was transported to Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital and later transferred to Marquette General Hospital.

The accident remains under investigation.

Allouez Township First Responders and Mercy Ambulance assisted at the scene.