Snowmobile driver found day after accident

Courtesy of the Ionia County Sheriff's Departement)

RONALD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – Authorities in Ionia County found a driver of a snowmobile Saturday who crashed and had been lying outside in the snow overnight.

Around 12 p.m. Ionia County deputies were called to the 200 block of E. Bricker Road for a snowmobile accident that happened in a nearby field.

(Courtesy of the Ionia County Sheriff's Office)
(Courtesy of the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office)

Deputies later found out that the man, 48-year-old Michael Rich, had been lying outside since Friday afternoon before he was found by a family friend.

Rich had been driving his snowmobile when it collided head-on with a tree in the field. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

He was taken to the hospital where he remains in serious condition.

The crash remains under investigation.

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