A 28-year-old rural Boyceville man was killed in a snowmobile crash Saturday night, the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department said.
According to a release from Sheriff Kevin Bygd, at approximately 7:30 p.m. Saturday the man was southbound on a designated snowmobile trail near the 8500 block of 870th Street in the Township of Colfax when he lost control of the snowmobile, left the trail and was ejected.
He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Dunn County Medical Examiner’s Office.
His name is not being released pending notification of family members.
Dunn County Sheriff’s deputies, Menomonie Fire and Rescue, Colfax Fire and Rescue, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Life Link Helicopter responded to the scene.
The crash remains under investigation by deputies from the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office, Dunn County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
In the release, Bygd encouraged all snowmobile riders to ride with caution.
There were five snowmobile accidents Saturday night across the state.
In Calumet County, a snowmobile operator appears to have struck a snowbank or ice crack on Lake Winnebago; the snowmobile landed on top of its driver, according to the DNR. A snowmobile driver was killed in Langlade County when a snowmobile collided with a vehicle on a state highway. Another snowmobiler collided with a vehicle on a state highway in Iron County on Friday; the driver suffered serious injuries and is on life support, according to the DNR. On Saturday night, a person was killed in Forest County when a snowmobile driver and passenger were ejected from the machine and the passenger was struck by a second snowmobile in the same group.
“These are tragic losses of life. The wardens are working with local law enforcement partners on each investigation,” said Lt. Roy Zellmer of the DNR’s Bureau of Law Enforcement.