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Snowmobiler Dies After Striking Tree

Posted at: 02/09/2013 3:50 PM
Updated at: 02/09/2013 10:36 PM

A 53-year-old Iowa man died after he struck a tree in Bayfield County on Friday afternoon.

The Bayfield County Sheriff's Office says they received a 9-1-1 call around 3 p.m. of a snowmobiling accident about 2 miles south of Cornucopia in the town of Bell.

When emergency responders made it to the scene, they say it was apparent that the man had died on impact with the tree.

The Wisconsin DNR is still investigating the crash, but the Bayfield County Sheriff's Office says it is believed that high speed and alcohol contributed to the crash.