Having trouble receiving FOX 17? Click here:

Sparta man critical following snowmobile crash, 2 arrested

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

File photo

WRIGHT, TWP., Mich. — The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a 27-year-old Sparta man was critically injured in a snowmobile crash Saturday.

It happened in the 18700 block of 48th Avenue around 7:54 p.m. in Ottawa County.

Deputies say Michael Looks was riding on the back of a snowmobile without a helmet when the driver made a sharp turn, ejecting Looks from the snowmobile.

The driver of a second snowmobile, only being identified as a 21-year-old Conklin resident, was following behind and was unable to stop.

Deputies say that driver struck Looks in the head with the ski of his snowmobile, injuring him critically.

Both drivers were arrested and are facing charges related to this crash.

Deputies say alcohol likely played a role in the crash.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.