DNR investigating multiple deadly snowmobile crashes

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Wisconsin (WAOW) — The Wisconsin DNR says they’re investigating several snowmobile crashes in five different counties.

In the five crashes, four people died and one person is on life support.

“These are tragic losses of life. The wardens are working with local law enforcement partners on each investigation,” says DNR Lt. Roy Zellmer.

On Friday, a snowmobile and car allegedly collided on a state highway in Iron County injuring the snowmobile rider. That person is in the hospital on life support.

On Saturday in Langlade County, officials say a snowmobile and car crashed. The snowmobile rider was killed.

According to the DNR, Saturday evening, a snowmobile rider was on a trail in Dunn County when the person lost control, left the trails and was ejected. The 29-year-old Boyceville man was pronounced dead at the scene. Speed is a possible factor in the crash.

Saturday afternoon, the DNR says a snowmobile rider was travelling on Lake Winnebago when they hit a snowbank or ice crack. The snowmobile landed on top of the person, killing them. Alcohol and speed are believed to be factors.

The DNR says Saturday night in Forest County two snowmobile were traveling on a trail on Pickerel Lake when  a rider and passenger were ejected. The passenger was hit and killed by another snowmobile. Alcohol and speed could be factors

Courtney Terlecki

Courtney Terlecki

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