Five Dead in Weekend Snowmobile Wrecks

MENOMONIE, WI (Ben Caxton) — Snowmobile crashes in Wisconsin claimed the lives of five riders over the weekend. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the accidents happened Friday and Saturday in Calumet, Dunn, Langlade, Iron, and Forest counties. A 41-year-old woman was killed Saturday night when her snowmobile collided with a car in Langlade County. A snowmobiler on Lake Winnebago struck an ice crack and flipped over Saturday afternoon. A passenger was thrown from a snowmobile on Lake Pickerel and struck by a second snowmobile Saturday night in Forest County. In northern Wisconsin, the Iron County Sheriff’s Office says a 43-year-old woman died after her snowmobile collided with a semi Friday. And in Western Wisconsin, a 28-year-old rural Boyceville man died when he apparently lost control of his snowmobile and crashed on a Dunn County trail Saturday.

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