One man is dead after he lost control of his snowmobile Thursday afternoon in Alger County.
The Alger County Sheriff’s Office say the accident happened around 5:00p.m. on the north side of Trail 417 near Deerton Road.
44-year-old Jeffrey Togstad from Wisconsin was pronounced dead at the scene.
Togstad was traveling with a group of four snowmobiles on their way to Marquette, when he lost control of his vehicle on a bridge crossing the Laughing Whitefish River.
Excessive speed is said to be partially to blame in this accident, which remains under investigation.
This is the second fatal snowmobile accident in Alger County this week. Just after 9 p.m. Tuesday, 45–year–old Donald Stagner of Illinois, was traveling on Trail #7 in Au Train Township when he lost control around a corner.
His machine left the trail and hit a tree. Stagner was also pronounced dead at the scene.