Michigan woman dies in snow crash

MANISTIQUE — A downstate woman died in a snowmobile crash Thursday in Schoolcraft County.

Alain Davis, 46, of Charlotte was eastbound when she reached a “Y” in the trail where it continued north, according to Michigan State Police. She was unable to negotiate the curve and lost control of the snowmobile, which struck several small tree stumps sticking out of the snow. Davis was ejected and hit a tree at a high rate of speed, troopers said.

The crash occurred around 2:45 p.m. on Trail #413 near Camp 7 Road.

Troopers, Commercial Motor Vehicle officers, Manistique Public Safety officers, Inwood Fire and Rescue personnel, Schoolcraft County Sheriff’s deputies, and Guardian Flight responded, but Davis was pronounced dead at the site.

She was traveling with her husband, who was on a snowmobile near her when the crash occurred. Alcohol is not considered to be a factor in the crash, troopers said.


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