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Snowmobile deaths now reach 15

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River Falls, 54022

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.

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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.

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