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Man killed in snowmobile crash in Chippewa Co.

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WHEATON (AP) -- A 20-year-old man is dead after he lost control of his snowmobile and crashed into a tree in Wheaton.

The Chippewa Herald reports the crash happened Friday night on a public snowmobile trail.  The Chippewa County Sheriff's Department says the man was snowmobiling with friends.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.  Authorities say speed and unfamiliarity with the trail contributed to the crash.

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