1 dead, 2 injured in Cass County snowmobile crash

Southwest Michigan
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SILVER CREEK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man has died after a snowmobile crash in Cass County Saturday night, deputies said.

Deputies arrived on scene around 10:16 p.m. along a snowmobile trail near the intersection of Indian Lake Road and Topash Street in Silver Creek Township. Investigators say three snowmobiles were involved in the crash.

Robert Schroeder, a 21-year-old Coloma resident, and Andrew Mayer, a 38-year-old Covert resident, were traveling west on separate snowmobiles while Keith Webster, a 45-year-old Elkhart, Indiana resident, was driving east on his own snowmobile.

Deputies say both groups were driving toward a hill and collided. Schroeder was taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital by helicopter, Mayer was taken to Lakeland St. Joseph Hospital by ambulance and Webster died due to his injuries suffered from the crash.

It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor. Helmets were worn and speed is believed to be a factor.

This case remains under investigation.

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