Fatal Snowmobile accident on Lake Gogebic
GOGEBIC COUNTY — On Jan. 18th, 2019 ,Troopers from the Michigan State Police Wakefield Post along with Deputies from the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a snowmobile personal injury accident.
The accident occurred on Lake Gogebic near the Lake Gogebic State Park, approximately 500 feet from shore.
A 23-year-old male from Riverton Illinois was involved in a head-on collision with a snowmobile driven by a 53-year-old male from Darwin Minnesota. CPR was initiated on both individuals before first res-ponders arrived. Once medical personnel arrived both males were pronounced dead at the scene.
Accident Investigators from the Wakefield State Police Post and Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department were called to the scene for further investigation. Speed and alcohol are both believed to have played a role in the accident.
Names are being withheld at this time until next of kin are notified.
Troopers were assisted on scene by Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department, Beacon Ambulance, Marenisco First Res-ponders and Marenisco Township Fire Department. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the Michigan State Police Wakefield Post 906-224-1218.