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Snowmobile crash kills girl, age eight, in Price County


An eight year old girl died in Price County when a snowmobile she was a passenger on crashed over the weekend.

The Wisconsin DNR says the girl was sitting in front of a 39 year old man on the snowmobile when the accident happened Saturday afternoon.

The snowmobile apparently accelerated and struck a tree.

The death was the 10th on Wisconsin snowmobile trails since the beginning of the year.

A Facebook Post put up by the Prentice School District indicated the girl was a second grader in the nearby Chequamegon School district.

The post asked people to wear pink and purple Tuesday in honor the girl and to support her family.

John Burton is the WXPR Morning Edition Host.
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