Snowmobile rider killed

CALUMET – A 41-year-old Houghton man was killed in a snowmobile accident in Houghton County’s Franklin Township Friday night.

Troopers from the Calumet State Police Post said the driver was killed at 9:50 p.m. Friday when he drove his snowmobile under a steel cable that was located on private property.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, and was transported to Portage View Hospital in Hancock by Mercy Ambulance.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of his family.

Alcohol was involved in the crash, troopers said.

The accident remains under investigation by the Calumet State Police Post. Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Hancock Police Department.