A 26-year-old Indiana man was killed in a snowmobile accident Sunday afternoon.

DNR Warden and Snowmobile Safety Administrator Gary Eddy says the man was killed 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 to 16 the number of snowmobiler fatalities in Wisconsin during this snowmobiling season.

Logo courtesy Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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