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Snowmobiler dies after hitting tree in Presque Isle


A snowmobiler died in Presque Isle Friday afternoon, when the driver was thrown from the vehicle and hit a tree.

The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office says the snowmobile had gone off trail and rolled over.

Responding officers were not able to save the driver.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is investigating the accident.

Erin Gottsacker worked at WXPR as a Morning Edition host and reporter from December 2020 to January 2023. During her time at the station, Erin reported on the issues that matter most in the Northwoods.