Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Wisconsin Snowmobile Fatality Summary - 2016/2017 Season

Updated through January 18, 2017

# Date/Time County/Town City Location/No.# of Vehicles Involved Cause/Incident Factors Vehicle CC/Estimated Speed Age/Gender/Residency Safety Certified/Experience (Hours) Helmet Alcohol Involved/BAC
#1 12/26/16 / 8:35PM Vilas Co. / Arbor Vitae Road (Route) / 1 Struck a Fixed Object / Speed, Alcohol, Pending Pending / Pending 63 / M / IL No / Pending Yes Yes / Pending
Victim failed to negotiate a curve, left the trail and struck a tree.
#2 12/30/16 / 11:00PM Iron Co. / Hurley Trail / 1 Struck a Fixed Object / Speed, Pending 800 / Pending 45 / M / IL No / Pending Yes Pending / Pending
Victim left the trail and struck several trees.
#3 1/05/17 / 11:00PM Barron Co. / Rice Lake Frozen Lake / 1 Broke Through Ice / Pending 800 / Pending 42 / M / WI No / Pending Yes Pending / Pending
Victim was operating on a frozen lake and broke through the ice.
#4 1/12/17 / 8:30PM Pierce Co. / Prescott Road (Not a Route) / 2 Collision with Vehicle / Pending Pending / Pending 47 / M / WI No / Pending Yes Pending / Pending
Victim was attempting to cross a Hwy and was struck by a vehicle.
#5 1/14/17 / 10:20PM Sawyer Co. / Hayward Frozen Lake / 1 Collision with Fixed Object / Speed, Alcohol, Pending Pending / Pending Pending / Pending / Pending Pending / Pending Pending Pending / Pending
Victim was found in the debris of a burnt down ice shack.
#6 1/17/17 / 7:16PM Oneida Co. / Minocqua Trail / 1 Struck a Fixed Object / Speed, Alcohol, Pending 800 / Pending 48 / M / WI No / Pending Yes Pending / Pending
Victim continued through an intersection into a wooded area striking trees.