Man dies after slamming snowmobile into tree

A 65-year-old man died after crashing his snowmobile into a tree.

A 65-year-old Lake County man died after deputies say he crashed his snowmobile.

Deputies say Frank Smith died after his snowmobile collided with a tree.

The crash happened on a trail near the intersection of Centerline and Foreman Road in Peacock Township.

Witnesses, including a family member, say Smith lost control of the snowmobile around a curve, left the trail and hit a tree.

Investigators say speed and trail familiarity were factors in the crash.