- A snowmobile rider from Kenosha died after crashing in St. Germain Saturday night.
The Oneida County Sheriff's Office says Jeffrey E. Schultz, 62, crashed into a utility pole while riding on a snowmobile trail near the Rustic Manor along Highway 70. It happened just before 11 p.m. Schultz was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 43-year-old man from St. Germain who was riding on the sled was hurt in the crash. Emergency crews took him to Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff.
This was the 15th deadly snowmobile crash in Wisconsin during the 2016-2017 season, according to Wisconsin DNR records. It was the first in Oneida County since a January 17 crash that killed a rider near Minocqua. Seven other riders have died across the state in the month of February alone.
Nine riders died during the entire 2015-2016 season, although that season largely got off to a late start due to poor trail conditions in December.
The DNR, Wisconsin State Patrol, and Oneida County Medical Examiner's Office are investigating what led to the crash. The sheriff's office did not say if alcohol or speed were factors.