Canadian Man Dies In Chippewa County Snowmobile Accident - Northern Michigan's News Leader

Canadian Man Dies In Chippewa County Snowmobile Accident

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After hitting a snow bank on a snowmobile, a Sault Ste Marie, Ontario man has died.  

Deputies say it happened in Chippewa County's Bruce Township around 6:30 Saturday evening.  

A group of four snowmobilers were traveling down 8 Mile Road.

When they came to an unplowed portion of the road, the last snowmobiler hit a snow bank.  

61-year-old Ronald Kelly of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario was ejected from his seat and hit a tree.  

He was taken to War Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead.  

Police are investigating the accident but they are saying speed and alcohol were factors.