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Snowmobiler killed in Hurley crash

HURLEY — A woman is dead after a Sunday morning snowmobile crash in Hurley.

Iron County Dispatch received reports of a snowmobile operator being unresponsive after her snowmobile went off the trail outside of Hurley at approximately 1:52 a.m. Sunday, Iron County Sheriff Paul Samardich said in a news release.

Officers with the Hurley Police Department and deputies with the Iron County Sheriff’s Department immediately responded, according to Samardich, along with Beacon Ambulance and Hurley Snowmobile Rescue.

Officers located the scene of the crash on Trail 17 several hundred yards south of Silver Street at approximately 2:04 a.m., directing emergency services to the location.

Life saving measures were begun immediately, Samardich said.

The snowmobiler was transported via rescue sled to an ambulance and taken to Aspirus Ironwood Hospital, where lifesaving efforts continued. Samardich said the 47-year-old woman was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

An investigation into the cause of the crash is being conducted by the Iron County Sheriff’s Department and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

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