Snowmobiler killed in Breitung Township

BREITUNG TOWNSHIP – State Police at Iron Mountain are investigating a fatal snowmobile accident. The crash occurred about 2 a.m. Sunday on Pine Mountain Road near Lucas Road in Dickinson County’s Breitung Township.

A passerby discovered a man on the shoulder of the roadway. The man was unresponsive and attempts to revive him failed.

The man has been identified as Chad Schlenvogt, 37, of Port Washington, Wis..

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash.

Investigation of the crash is ongoing. Assisting at the scene were Kingsford Public Safety and Integrated First Response Ambulance.

A fatal snowmobile accident was also reported downstate over the weekend.

Authorities say a 45-year-old man was killed when his snowmobile collided with a parked motor vehicle as snow fell in southwestern Michigan.

The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department says the crash happened about 9:15 p.m. Saturday in Columbia Township.

Sheriff Dale Gribler identifies the victim as Scott Friend of Decatur.