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Speed, alcohol involved in three-fourths of snowmobile crashes

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Wisconsin snowmobile deaths are down from a year ago, despite the heavy snows in the early part of the winter.

Twenty-three people were killed this season, down from 25.

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The Department of Natural Resources said speed was a factor in three-fourths of all crashes.

And Gary Eddy, the agency's snowmobile coordinator, says he'd like the night-time speed limit of 55 mph made permanent.

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