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Illinois Man Dies in Mich. U.P. Snowmobile Accident

Posted at: 01/31/2013 10:19 PM

CRYSTAL FALLS, Mich. (AP) - Authorities in Michigan's Upper Peninsula say a 54-year-old Illinois man was speeding on a snowmobile when he left a road and hit a tree, killing himself.

The Iron County sheriff's department in Crystal Falls says the fatal crash happened about 1:10 p.m. Thursday on a Department of Natural Resources road in the unincorporated community of Amasa. It's about 55 miles west-southwest of Marquette.

The department says the man was from Mokena, Ill., about 25 miles southwest of Chicago.

It didn't immediately release his name because relatives were still being contacted.

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