SPARTA, WI (Ben Caxton) — A weekend snowmobile accident in Monroe County has claimed a life. Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold says the accident happened around noon on Saturday on a snowmobile trail along Echo Road north of Sparta. A UTV was used by first responders to reach the victim who was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. So far authorities have not released the name of the victim. The accident is under investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.