Wisconsin man killed in snowmobile crash

MARQUETTE – A 61-year-old Wisconsin man was killed in Gogebic County late Sunday night when the snowmobile he was operating struck a tree.

John Riley of Darling, Wis., was riding in a group on Trail No. 2 near Barb Lake, about six miles east of Marenisco, when the accident occured at about 11 p.m., according to release from the Michigan State Police post in Wakefield.

The crash remains under investigation.

Assisting the MSP on the scene were the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office, Marenisco Police Department, Beacon Ambulance Services and Lahti’s Towing.

Kelsie Thompson can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206.