Fatal snowmobile accident in Amasa

CRYSTAL FALLS – An Illinois man died Thursday in a snowmobile accident in Amasa.

The accident occurred at 1:09 p.m. off of trail 18 on DNR Road.

Deputies from the Iron County Sheriff’s Department said that a 54-year-old man from Mokena, Ill. was operating a snowmobile when he left the road and struck a tree.

The man died at the scene before deputies arrived.

Excessive speed appeared to be a factor in the accident, deputies added.

Assisting the Iron County Sheriff’s Department were the Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers, Iron County Central Dispatch, and Northstar EMS.