Man killed in Otsego County snowmobile crash

A man was killed in a snowmobile crash in Otsego County.

OTSEGO COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Michigan State Police Troopers are investigating a fatal snowmobile crash in Otsego County.

Around 11:40 p.m. Friday, troopers responded to a crash on snowmobile trail no. 7 that runs along the west side of south Old 27 Highway in Bagley Township.

Richard Valet, from Flushing, was traveling south on the trail when he lost control of the snowmobile, according to troopers.

Troopers said Valet struck several trees along the trail and was thrown from his snowmobile.

Valet was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers are still investigating the crash but believe speed and alcohol are factors.

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