Early Monday morning snowmobile accident marks 6th snowmobile-related death in Vilas County this year
An Illinois man died in the early hours Monday after his snowmobile hit a tree in the Town of Plum Lake.
The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office says it got a call for the accidents around 1:30 a.m.
Police say the snowmobiler left the trail and hit a tree on the shoreline.
First responders tried to save him at the accident sight but were unsuccessful.
The snowmobiler was a 55-year-old man from Illinois.
The accident remains under investigation by the WDNR.
This is the 6th snowmobile-related death in Vilas County since the start of the year.
It’s the 14th snowmobile death in Wisconsin so far this year. The 13th was a deadly crash in Oneida County on Friday.