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Whitewater fatal snowmobile accident


WHITEWATER (WKOW) -- Late Tuesday night, Walworth County Deputies were called to a report of a snowmobile vs. tree crash on private property on Highway 59.

Upon arrival, deputies and first responders from Whitewater Fire and Rescue found an unresponsive male near a snowmobile which had struck a tree on the property. 

The driver, who was not wearing a helmet, was identified as 37-year-old Michael H. Zielinski, of the Town of Whitewater.  He was riding on his own property. 

CPR was performed, however, unsuccessful.  The Walworth County Coroner pronounced Zielinski dead at the scene. 

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wardens responded to the scene, which is normal protocol for a fatality involving a snowmobile or a watercraft vessel.

This crash remains an open, ongoing investigation. 

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