- Associated Press - Saturday, March 8, 2014

WHEATON, Wis. (AP) - A 20-year-old man is dead after he lost control of a snowmobile and crashed into a tree in Wheaton.

The Chippewa Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1hYbtcN ) the crash happened Friday night on a public snowmobile trail.

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department says the man was snowmobiling with three friends when he lost control and hit a tree.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor. Authorities say speed and the driver’s unfamiliarity with the trail contributed to the crash.

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Information from: The Chippewa Herald, https://www.chippewa.com


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