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Two snowmobilers crash in WI, one fatally

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COLUMBIA COUNTY (WKOW) -
ONEIDA COUNTY (WKOW) -- Wardens with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are investigating two weekend snowmobile crashes, one fatal.
 
Operator inexperience may have played a role in the single snowmobile accident and death Saturday night in Oneida County, the department says.
 
The crash brings the season total for fatalities to 19.
 
A second single snowmobile incident happened the same night, causing injuries in Marinette County.  Officials say speed may have been a contributing factor.
 
Wardens call both events tragic and are urging all snowmobilers to ride with safety as a top priority.  They recommend riding sober, at posted speed limits and within designated trails and routes.
 
Both crashes remain under investigation.
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