Thursday snowmobile crash kills 1
MARQUETTE — A fatal single-snowmobile accident occurred around 12:30 p.m. Thursday on Trail No. 3 in Allouez Township, located in Keweenaw County.
Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Department officials reported Dale Wiza, 58, of Franklin, Wisconsin, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was transported to Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital by Mercy Ambulance.
Officials reported that Wiza had “trouble negotiating a corner and he had hit a berm on the side of the trail,” which caused the snowmobile to rollover and eject Wiza from the snowmobile.
The sheriff’s department reported that while the accident is still under investigation, they believe speed was a factor in the incident and Wiza may have been traveling too fast for trail conditions.