Genesee County Man Killed in Otsego County Snowmobile Crash

GAYLORD, MI – Michigan State Police Troopers responded to a fatal snowmobile crash in Otsego County late Friday evening.

At approximately 11:40 p.m. Friday February 9th, 2018, MSP 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, 57-years-old, of Flushing, was traveling south on the trail when he lost control of his snowmobile. Valet struck several trees along the trail and was ejected from his snowmobile.

Valet was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation. Police believe that speed and alcohol contributed to the crash.

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