GIRL KILLED IN SLEDDING ACCIDENT
A Kalkaska County family is mourning the loss of their 8-year-old daughter following a sledding accident. She died after her sled crashed into a tree. The accident happened around noon Saturday, at the hill in the Springfield Township Park. Police say Carly Belknap and three other kids were sledding down the hill. As parents watched from the bottom, their sled veered to the side and over the edge. The sled crashed in to several trees. Carly was wearing a bicycle helmet, but still suffered severe head injuries and died at the hospital. The three other kids had minor injuries. Grief counselors will be on hand today at South Boardman Elementary School, where Carly was a student.
POLICE INVESTIGATING DEADLY SNOWMOBILE ACCIDENT
Sheriff's deputies are investigating a deadly snowmobile accident in Oscoda County. It happened Saturday night on West Helmer Lake Road, west of Mt. Tom Road in Elmer Township. Deputies say Ralph Roth Sr., of Madison Heights, lost control of his snowmobile and hit a tree. Roth was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies believe poor visibility and speed are factors in the accident.
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