Snowmobile hit by State Police vehicle after failing to yield on trail

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WAKEFIELD — On March 7, 2019, at approximately 7:00pm CST, a Michigan State Police vehicle was eastbound on Highway M-28 in Bergland Township, Ontonogan County, when a snowmobile driven by 30 year old Kyle Dreckman from Iowa failed to yield at the intersection of Bergland Access Trail (Trails 1 and 8). The patrol vehicle struck the snowmobile in the roadway, causing the driver to be thrown from the snowmobile. 

The driver was transported to Aspirus Ironwood Hospital by Beacon Ambulance where he was treated and released with minor injuries. Troopers reported no injuries.

The crash is still under investigation. Assisting agencies were the Ontonogan County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan DNR, US Forest Service Law Enforcement, SONCO Ambulance, Beacon Ambulance, MSP Accident Investigator from the Wakefiel Post, and MSP Accident Reconstrucitonist from Marquette.

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