Iowa man killed in Bayfield County snowmobile accidentAn Iowa man was killed Friday afternoon in northern Bayfield County in a snowmobile accident
An Iowa man was killed Friday afternoon in northern Bayfield County in a snowmobile accident on the snowmobile trail about two miles south of the Cornucopia in the town of Bell in northern Bayfield County.
Emergency response to the scene included the South Shore Ambulance Service, Herbster and Cornucopia fire departments, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Border Patrol and deputies from the sheriff’s office.
When emergency responders arrived on scene it was apparent the driver, a 43-year old man, died on impact with a tree. The driver was traveling with a group of nine others who had departed the Iron River area for trail riding earlier in the day.
Although the investigation continues by the Wisconsin DNR, it is believed speed and alcohol are contributing factors in the crash, the sheriff’s department reported.
The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family.