Accidents
9:50 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Houghton man who died in snowmobile crash identified

UPDATE,  1/7/13  4:44 PM:  Officials have released the name of the man killed in the crash.  He's identified as Roger A. Lewis, 41, of Houghton.  The accident remains under investigation.

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, MI--   Police have not yet released the name of the man killed in a snowmobile accident in Houghton County Friday night.  

The accident happened around 9:50 p.m. in Franklin Township.

State Police from the Calumet Post say a 41-year-old Houghton man drove his snowmobile under a steel cable on private property.  He was pronounced dead at the scene, then taken to Portage View Hospital in Hancock. 

Troopers say alcohol was a factor in the accident, which remains under investigation. 

The Hancock Police Department assisted at the scene.