Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Wisconsin Snowmobile Fatality Summary - 2019/2020 Season

Updated through January 6, 2020

# Date 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 01/03/2020 Vilas, Lac du Flambeau Public Trail Collision with a Fixed Object Unknown 12 / M / WI No Yes No
Operator was towing Victim and two others on a sled behind snowmobile. While negotiating a curve, the sled left the trail and struck a tree. The Victim was the only one to receive major injuries.
#2 01/05/2019 Oneida, Lake Nokomis Frozen Waterbody /2 Drove into Open Water Unknown 27 / M / WI Yes - Unknown Pending Pending
Three snowmobiles were operating across a frozen body of water when they entered an area of open water. One operator was able to reach stable ice and call 911. The other two operators/victims succumbed to the elements and were pronounced deceased by medical personnel.
#3 01/05/2019 Oneida, Lake Nokomis Frozen Waterbody /2 Drove into Open Water Unknown 31 / M / WI No Pending Pending
Three snowmobiles were operating across a frozen body of water when they entered an area of open water. One operator was able to reach stable ice and call 911. The other two operators/victims succumbed to the elements and were pronounced deceased by medical personnel.