DNR Conservation Warden and Snowmobile Safety Administrator Gary Eddy today reports two snowmobiler fatalities in Wisconsin this weekend – one in Iron County and the other in Rock County.
Warden Eddy says both tragic events occurred on Saturday and both remain under investigation.
“The Iron County fatality occurred near Mercer when one snowmobiler crested a hill on a public trail and landed on top of an oncoming snowmobiler,” Warden Eddy said. “The two were apparently companions. Speed appears to be a factor.”
Warden Eddy says the second accident occurred when the snowmobile the victim was on went into open water on Lake Koshkonong in Rock County. The victim’s body was found by authorities in water 300 to 400 yards from the shore.
These accidents push to 18 the number of snowmobiler fatalities in Wisconsin during this snowmobiling season.
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