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WHEATON, Wis. - A 20-year-old man is dead after he lost control of a snowmobile and crashed into a tree in Wheaton.

The Chippewa Herald reported that the crash happened Friday night on a public snowmobile trail.

The Chippewa County Sheriff's Department said the man was snowmobiling with three friends when he lost control and hit a tree.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor. Authorities said speed and the driver's unfamiliarity with the trail contributed to the crash.


Man Killed in Snowmobile Crash in Wheaton Saturday, March 8 2014, 08:12 PM CST

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