Authorities in Michigan are investigating a snowmobile accident that resulted in the death of a man. According to police, the accident happened at around 3 a.m. on Saturday in Adams Township. The Michigan State Police reported that Hancock resident, 50-year-old Matthew Ray Heikkinen was operating a snowmobile on Trail No. 3 traveling north when he lost control of the vehicle and collided with a tree near South Range and Atlantic Mine. Emergency responders pronounced Heikkinen dead at the scene of the accident. Investigators are attempting to determine the cause of the crash and believe alcohol could have been a factor.
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