25 Wisconsin Snowmobilers Killed in Crashes During Season

April 4, 2008

Some places in extreme northern Wisconsin have up to 14 inches of new snow, but a state safety expert still says the snowmobiling season is officially over.

Gary Eddy of the state Department of Natural Resources says 25 riders died in crashes this season. That’s one fewer fatality than a year ago and two fewer than the 10-year average of 27.

Eddy attributes the drop in fatalities, in part, to a nighttime speed limit of 55 miles per hour. He says at least 16 of the deaths this winter involved alcohol.

The National Weather Service says 14 inches of snow fell in extreme northern Iron County in the storm that moved across the state overnight.

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