1 Dead in Iron Co. Snowmobile Crash

Created: 02/02/2014 7:12 PM

An Illinois man is dead after his snowmobile crashed in Iron County early Saturday morning.

According to the Iron County Sheriff's Office, deputies received a call about a snowmobile accident in the Town of Mercer at about 3:25 a.m.

Deputies said a group of snowmobiles was headed east on Trail 12 when one snowmobile left the trail and hit several trees. The operator, a 46-year-old Illinois man, was unresponsive and later pronounced dead.

The accident is under investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The driver's name is being withheld pending notification of his family.

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