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Man injured in snowmobile crash

MARQUETTE — A man was injured in a snowmobile crash that occurred on Thursday in Sands Township.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office reported that deputies responded to a snowmobile accident at 2:33 p.m. Thursday on the railroad tracks near Trail 8 about half a mile south of Station Road.

Lucas Arledge, 25, of Gahamma, Ohio, was riding west along powerlines when he came to the railroad tracks. The tracks lay below the grade and he was unable to stop in time. He then went airborne and then crashed into the tracks. Arledge was ejected from the snowmobile, fracturing his leg. He was taken to Upper Peninsula Health System-Marquette for treatment.

Deputies were assisted on the scene by Sands Township Fire and EMS.

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