Man dies in snowmobile crash
last modified January 11. 2009 1:35PM
A 37-year-old Ypsilanti man was killed in a snowmobile crash Saturday night that occurred on a private lot on the west side of Sumpter Rd. in rural Exeter Township.
Sheriff deputies reported the man — Scott A. Dugas — was operating a black 1994 Arctic Cat snowmobile westbound in a snow-covered private field off Sumpter about one mile north of Scofield-Carleton Rd.
While moving, Mr. Dugas entered into a ditch, which caused him to become airborne and be ejected from the snowmobile. The man was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, deputies said.
Mr. Dugas was taken to Mercy Memorial Hospital in Monroe by Monroe Community Ambulance, where he was pronounced dead. The Exeter Township Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff's Office of Traffic Services Division. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call 240-7758 or 240-7493.
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