Two Killed in Upper Peninsula Head-on Snowmobile Crash

WAKEFIELD, MI – On Friday January 18th, 2019, at approximately 7:12PM, 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.

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The accident occurred on Lake Gogebic near the Lake Gogebic State Park, approximately 500 feet from shore.

Wakefield is near Iron Mountain, Michigan.

A 23 year old man from Riverton Illinois was involved in a head-on collision with a snowmobile driven by a 53 year old man from Darwin Minnesota. CPR was initiated on both individuals before first responders arrived. Once medical personnel arrived both men 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 Responders and Marenisco Township Fire Department.