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      Man killed in snowmobile crash after deer crosses trail

      Authorities in Michigan's Upper Peninsula say a Chicago-area man was killed when he and another Illinois man collided on their snowmobiles after a deer crossed their trail.

      Michigan State Police identify the victim as 50-year-old Jeffrey Vandeneykel of Lombard, Illinois.

      According to The Daily Mining Gazette of Houghton, the men were traveling on a trail in Baraga County's Duncan Township about 8:15 p.m. EST Sunday when a deer ran out, leading to the collision.

      State police say both men were taken to Baraga County General Hospital where Vandeneykel died, and the other man received treatment for non-fatal injuries.

      The site is in the Ottawa National Forest, about 45 miles south-southwest of Houghton.