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Man Dies in Weekend Snowmobile Crash in Northern Wisconsin

26 Feb News

A 26-year-old Indiana man was killed in a snowmobile accident over the weekend in Northern Wisconsin.

DNR Warden and Snowmobile Safety Administrator Gary Eddy says the man was killed Sunday afternoon when he failed to negotiate a curve while driving his snowmobile on a road open to snowmobile traffic in the Town of Barnes in Bayfield County.

Eddy says the accident occurred around 3 p.m. Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors. An investigation continues.

This tragic event pushes the number of snowmobiler fatalities in Wisconsin during this snowmobiling season to 16.