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Snowmobiler killed in UP

HOUGHTON — A 49-year-old Ohio man died Friday after a vehicle on U.S. 41 struck the snowmobile he was operating in Houghton County.

The accident happened about 3:45 p.m. Friday when the snowmobile was at the Trail No. 17 crossing on U.S. 41 and came into the path of a vehicle driven by a 33-year-old Ahmeek woman, according to the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department.

The man was taken to Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital. The accident remains under investigation, with speed believed to be a factor, the sheriff’s department news release stated.

Assisting the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department were Laurium Police, Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office, Calumet Township Fire Department and First Responders, Mercy EMTs and Superior Service.

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