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DNR wardens & local agencies investigating five weekend fatal snowmobile incidents

By Central Office February 11, 2019

Contact(s): Lt. Roy Zellmer, DNR Bureau of Law Enforcement, Recreation Warden Team, 608-977-0800; Joanne Haas, DNR Bureau of Law Enforcement, joanne.haas@wisconsin.gov, 608-209-8147

[EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news release has been updated to indicate that a fifth snowmobiler has since died from injuries sustained in a collision.]

MADISON -- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conservation wardens, in partnership with state and local law enforcement agencies, are jointly investigating five fatal snowmobile incidents that occurred Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9, in the counties of Calumet, Dunn, Langlade, Iron and Forest.

Lt. Roy Zellmer, of the Wis. Department of Natural Resources' Bureau of Law Enforcement, says details are few in each of the incidents as investigations are underway.

"These are tragic losses of life. The wardens are working with local law enforcement partners on each investigation," Zellmer said. "The identifications of the victims will be determined and announced by the coroners or medical examiners in each county upon notification of family members."

Brief summaries of the February 8-9 snowmobile incidents follow:

Last Revised: Monday, February 11, 2019

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Sarah Hoye
Director Of Communications
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(608) 267-2773