Wisconsin man killed in Houghton County snowmobile crash

MARQUETTE — A Wisconsin man was killed in a single-snowmobile accident in southern Houghton County on Wednesday.

The snowmobile was driven by Jamie Steen, 41, of Curtiss, Wisconsin, according to a press release from the Michigan State Police.

The crash was reported on Trail 8, near M-28 around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Steen was traveling northbound on Trail 8 when he lost control of the snowmobile, which left the trail, and struck a tree.

While the crash remains under investigation, police said the preliminary investigation indicates speed was a factor in the crash.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Post in Calumet responded to the crash, with assistance from Bay Ambulance and Duncan Township First Responders.

Cecilia Brown can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 248. Her email address is cbrown@miningjournal.net.