Vilas County snowmobile fatality
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
Speed and poor visibility may have been factors in a fatal snowmobile crash in Land O’ Lakes Monday night.
The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office reported a 911 call at 8:14 p.m. reporting a snowmobile accident on N. Helen Creek Road, with an unconscious operator.
Upon arrival, emergency workers determined the operator was deceased, and reported it “appears speed and weather conditions causing poor visibility may have been factors.” The name of the deceased has not been released.
According to online Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources records, this is the third snowmobile fatality in Vilas County this season.