Snowmobile rider dies in crash

IRON MOUNTAIN – A Wisconsin man was killed in a snowmobile crash in Breitung Township on Sunday.

Chad Schlenvogt, 37, of Port Washington, Wis., died from injuries sustained in the crash early Sunday morning.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post responded to the crash that occurred at approximately 2 a.m. Sunday on Pine Mountain Road near Lucas Road.

A passerby discovered an unresponsive male subject on the shoulder of the roadway, police said.

Attempts to revive Schlenvogt failed.

Police said it appeared that Schlenvogt attempted to cross back onto Pine Mountain Road and struck the guard rail on the west side of the road.

The snowmobile overturned and ejected Schlenvogt.

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash, police said.

The investigation by the Michigan State Police is ongoing.

Assisting at the scene were Kingsford Public Safety Department officers and Integrated First Response Ambulance personnel.