Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 1, 2013

Traverse City man dies in snowmobile crash

Traverse City Record-Eagle

— TRAVERSE CITY — A Traverse City man died after he crashed his snowmobile into trees on an island at Long Lake.

Deputies responded to an island on the lake about 12:45 a.m. Sunday. Jeffrey Gary Gross, 47, was pronounced dead at the scene after deputies said his snowmobile hit trees. The snowmobile did not go through the ice, Sheriff's Lt. Chris Clark said.

Clark said Gross was leaving a friend's home before the crash.

It's unknown at this time if alcohol was a factor, and the crash remains under investigation.