Area man killed in snowmobile crash - WNEM TV 5

Area man killed in snowmobile crash

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OGEMAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Troopers from the Michigan State Police in West Branch are investigating a fatal snowmobile crash that occurred on Tuesday, Feb. 25 in Ogemaw County's Foster Township.

The crash happened around 5:15 p.m. on Trail 969. Authorities were first notified of the incident by a caller who reported that he and his friend were riding separate sleds when his friend's snowmobile left the trail and struck a tree.

When troopers arrived at the scene, they located the man, who was unresponsive. Medical personnel arrived and determined that Joseph S. Blair, Jr., was deceased. Blair was a 67-year-old resident of Lupton, Mich.

Troopers say the accident remains under investigation and that alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

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