Snowmobile driver killed

BARAGA — A fatal snowmobile crash occurred in southern Houghton County Wednesday, resulting in the death of a Curtiss, Wisconsin, man.

The crash occurred on Trail 8 near M-26, according to a release from the Michigan State Police-Calumet Post. The driver, Jamie Steen, 41, was traveling northbound when he failed to negotiate a curve in the trail.

He lost control of the snowmobile, which left the trail and struck a tree, killing Steen.

Preliminary investigation indicates that speed was a factor in the crash. Alcohol was not a factor, according to State Police.

Troopers were assisted on the scene by personnel from Bay Ambulance and Duncan Township first responders. The crash remains under investigation.