Fatal snowmobile accident in Houghton County

BARAGA — Troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post responded to Trail 8 near M-28 in southern Houghton County for a report of a fatal, single vehicle snowmobile crash.

On scene, investigation revealed that the snowmobile, driven by 41-year-old Jamie Steen from Curtiss, Wisconsin, was heading northbound, when the driver failed to negotiate a curve in the trail and lost control of the snowmobile.

The snowmobile left the trail and struck a tree, killing the driver. Preliminary investigation indicates that speed was a factor in that crash.

The incident remains under investigation. Troopers on scene were assisted by personnel from Bay Ambulance and Duncan Township First Responders.