Harrison Twp. Man Dies in Grand Traverse Co. Snowmobile Crash

A downstate man died after a snowmobile crash in Fife Lake Township Friday afternoon.

The Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Department says 49-year-old old Brian Vesnaugh of Harrison Township was traveling east on East County Line Road around 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, when he hit a tree.

Speed is believed to be the main factor in the crash. Alcohol and drugs are not suspected.

This is the first snowmobile fatality this winter in Grand Traverse County.