Michigan Man Dies in Snowmobile Crash in Otsego County

A Michigan man is dead after a snowmobile crash in Otsego County.

State troopers say Richard Velat from Flushing was riding south on Lower Peninsula Snowmobile Trail 7 along the west side of South Old 27 Highway in Bagley township late Friday night when he lost control.

The snowmobile hit several trees along the trail, and Velat was thrown from the snowmobile.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers believe alcohol and speed were factors in the crash.

They are still investigating.

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