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Speeding snowmobiler dies in Vilas County crash


EAGLE RIVER, Wis. (WSAU) – A snowmobile driver is dead from injuries he suffered when he crashed into a snow mound.

The accident happened Friday afternoon on the ice pack on Big St. Germain Lake in Vilas County.

The dead man's name, age or hometown hasn't been released yet, pending notification of his family.

Witnesses say the man was driving the snowmobile at high speed when he hit the mound and was thrown clear. He was reportedly taken to a nearby hospital with several injuries.

The Sheriff's Department reported he was dead Saturday morning.