2 Hurt In Cass County Snowmobile Crash

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Two people were sent to the hospital after a snowmobile crashed on a hill in Pokagon Township on Sunday.

According to Cass County Sheriff Joseph Underwood Jr., on Sunday afternoon the Cass County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of a snowmobile crash with injuries on the snowmobile trails near the intersection of Frost Street and Sink Road in Pokagon Township. Justin Reed, 41, and Brian Widenhoefer, 36, both of Huntertown, were eastbound on a snowmobile when Reed, who was driving, failed to see and negotiate the upcoming downhill embankment, causing the snowmobile to vault and throwing both men off the sled.

The two were transported to Borgess Hospital in Dowagiac where both were still being treated in the emergency room later Sunday.

Both men were wearing helmets and Underwood said alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the crash.

The Pride Care Ambulance Service assisted the Cass County Sheriff's Department at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation by the Cass County Sheriff's Department.

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