One person dead in snowmobile accident

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NELSON TOWNSHIP, Mich.— A Sparta man was killed in a snowmobile accident late Friday night.

Kent County Deputies said the accident happened around 11 p.m.  on White Pine Trail near Northland Drive and Grosvenor Street in Nelson Township. They said a 37-year-old man was speeding down the trail when he lost control and crashed the snowmobile.

Two other people were on the snowmobile at the time of the crash, but weren’t injured.

Deputies said the driver, Edwin Larsen, was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash..

According to deputies, they believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

The name of the victim has not been released at this time.

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4 comments

  • Alvin

    I was under the impression that motorized vehicles were prohibited from the White PIne Trail. That is what the signs say which are posted where the trail crosses Grosvenor, anyway. So are the other snowmobilers being charged as well? Really incomplete article, raising more questions than it answers. Come on Fox, you are supposed to be better than everyone else. You don’t have to be first if you are the best. Get the facts, then print the news.
    :(

    • Sheila

      You are fighting an uphill battle there, Alvin.
      This news outlet is not run any differently than any other, and the bottom line is adviews.
      The fact that this business model is not viable matters little to them, they are group-thinking sheep who will follow whatever trend the others do.
      Meaning that it will likely be getting even worse around here, rather than better, where actual journalistic professionalism is concerned.

    • stacie

      The trail is open to snowmobiles which you will see on the sign. However, snowmobilers pay a fee/ snowmobile ($70-80) to have a trail sticker to be able to travel on the trail. Also the other 2 people were not on that snowmobile as reported. They were on their own sleds and traveling with the individual. Very poorly written article. A little research would’ve gone a long way with this one!