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WDNR investigating multiple snowmobile crashes Submitted: 02/10/2019
WDNR investigating multiple snowmobile crashes
Angela Kim
Angela Kim
Reporter/Morning Anchor
akim@wjfw.com

WISCONSIN - The Wisconsin DNR is investigating multiple deadly crashes that happened on Feb. 8 and 9 throughout Wisconsin. 

The five snowmobile incidents occurred in Forest County, Calumet County, Dunn County, Langlade County, Iron County, and Forest County.




  • A snowmobiler died after a crash in Langlade County on Saturday night. According to the Langlade County Sheriff's Office, the victim was a 41-year-old woman.Emergency crews were called to the scene at Highway 17 and County Road Q in the town of Parrish around 8:20 p.m. A car had crashed into the snowmobile. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was hurt in the crash.The Wisconsin State Patrol, Town of Russell EMS, and Oneida Medic 1 ambulance all helped deputies at the scene.The LCSO did not release the victim's name as of Sunday afternoon.
  • A 43-year-old woman from Hartland crashed Friday afternoon in Iron County.The Iron County Sheriff's Department posted that the woman failed to turn near Pine Lake and crashed head-on with a semi-truck.The operator of the semi-truck was unharmed. Police believe speed is a factor in the crash. She is currently in a hospital in Duluth on life support. 
  • On Saturday around 7:30 p.m., a single snowmobile driver was driving on a trailer in the Township of Colfax when he lost control of his vehicle. The 29-year-old male from Boyceville was ejected from his snowmobile and pronounced dead at the scene. Speed is a possible factor to the crash. 
  • A snowmobile driver was traveling on Lake Winnebago when the snowmobile hit a snowbank or an ice crack. The driver was ejected from the snowmobile seat and the machine landed on top of the driver. Alcohol and speed are possible factors. This happened on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
  • At 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, two snowmobiles were traveling on a snowmobile trail on Pickerel Lake when the driver and passenger on the first snowmobile were ejected. The passenger was then hit by the second snowmobile and severely injured. The passenger died prior to a medical flight to the hospital. Alcohol and speed are believed to be possible factors. 





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