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Hudson woman killed in Mich. snowmobile crash

A Hudson woman was killed last week while snowmobiling in Michigan.

The Gogebic County Sheriff's Office said 51-year-old Michele M. Megard died Friday, Dec. 29, after her snowmobile crashed and was struck by another rider in the group.

Deputies were called to the scene at 11:30 a.m. on Powderhorn Road near U.S. Highway 2 — just west of Bessemer in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Investigation revealed Megard was among a group of snowmobilers headed south when she lost control of her sled and rolled into a ditch. She was then struck by another member of the group. A sheriff's spokesman later said she was with a family group.

Megard was taken to a hospital about a mile away, where she was pronounced dead. Deputies said alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the crash.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is a regional/enterprise reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage includes St. Croix County government, higher education and state politics in Wisconsin. 

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