West Michigan snowmobiler killed in collision with tractor plowing snow
by Grand Rapids Press
Sunday January 11, 2009, 11:21 AM
ALLEGAN COUNTY-- A 49-year-old Dorr Township man was killed in a snowmobile crash with a tractor Saturday night, said the Allegan County Sheriff's Department.
Police said they responded to a crash about 10:40 p.m. in Dorr Township on 20th Street and 136th Avenue. Police said a 75-year-old person had been plowing snow and backed into the roadway.
A snowmobile crashed with the tractor on the roadway. Its driver was found by police underneath the tractor and was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld pending notification of family members.
A second snowmobile, driven by a 38-year-old Dorr Township woman, had been following the other snowmobile and attempted to avoid the crash. Police believe the second snowmobile hit the tractor, causing the driver and a 28-year-old Dorr Township male passenger to be thrown from the snowmobile.
Neither the occupants of the second snowmobile nor the tractor's driver received serious injuries in the accident, which remains under investigation.
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