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Iowa man killed in Mercer snowmobile crash


January 8, 2018

MERCER, Wis. — An Iowa man was killed in a snowmobile accident in the town of Mercer Friday.

The Iron County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a snowmobile accident on Trail 9 in Mercer at 1:55 p.m., according to a department news release.

The 56-year-old snowmobiler was unresponsive when first responders arrived on the scene, Sheriff Tony Furyk said in the release, and was later pronounced dead.

A preliminary investigation showed the man’s snowmobile left the trail and hit a tree, according to the release.

While Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources continues to investigate the crash, speed is believed to be a factor.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending the notification of his family.

Personnel from the Mercer Ambulance, Mercer Fire Department, Wisconsin DNR and Iron County Coroner’s Office all responded to the scene, along with the Iron County Sheriff’s Department.

—Richard Jenkins


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