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Snowmobile deaths now reach 15

River Falls,Wisconsin 54022
Hudson Star Observer
Snowmobile deaths now reach 15
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

At least 15 people have been killed in Wisconsin snowmobile crashes this winter.

That's the same number as a year ago on this date.

Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said two riders were killed this past weekend.

Robert England Jr., 73, of Peshtigo died after his snowmobile hit a tree off a rural road in the Marinette County town of Grover.

James Weymiller, 44, of La Crosse was killed Sunday when his machine hit a tree north of Holmen.

A preliminary autopsy report said his blood alcohol level was 0.36, 4.5 times the minimum level for drunk driving of 0.08.