DNR Safety Warden/Snowmobile Safety Administrator Gary Eddy reports a 13-year-old boy died Friday night, after the snowmobile the boy was driving collided with a truck on a southern Door County road. Warden Eddy says the victim, 13, was riding with a brother, who was behind on a separate snowmobile.

The accident occurred as the victim attempted to cross the road. An investigation continues.

Warden Eddy says the last Door County snowmobile fatality was in 2009. Wisconsin’s record for snowmobiler fatalities was 39 during the winter of 1999-2000. Wisconsin’s snowmobiler fatality total for this season stands at 15.

Please remember safety as you enjoy the state’s winter on a snowmobile. Slow down and stay sober. For more on safety including safety courses, visit:

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/snowmobile/

Image courtesy Wisconsin DNR

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