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Snowmobile fatality investigated

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is investigating a snowmobile crash in north central Wisconsin that killed an Oxford man.

William Titschler, 22, died at a hospital in Tomahawk.

The crash was reported early Sunday morning near Tomahawk in Lincoln County. Authorities said Titschler's snowmobile left a road and hit a tree. Officials said excessive speed and alcohol might have been factors.

Titschler is at least the fourth person to die in a Wisconsin snowmobile crash this winter - the same number as a year ago at this time.

As of Dec. 21, the DNR had reported deaths this season in Oconto, Oneida and Crawford counties. There were 23 snowmobile deaths statewide last winter.