Originally Posted by Poo2Bone
Can someone please confirm when this happened?
I also had some friends riding up there about the same age. Here's the details
Still sad RIP
** Snowmobiling Fatality On Trail 17 Near Oma Wisconsin **
On the night of Friday December 30th, the Iron County Sheriff's Department received a report of a missing snowmobiler. During their search efforts, at approximately 10:20 AM on Saturday December 31st, Sheriff's department personnel located a snowmobile crash scene on Trail 17 in the town of Oma.
According to Iron County Sheriff Tony Furyk, the snowmobiles operator, a 45 year old male from Illinois, was unresponsive and later pronounced dead by Iron County Coroner Diane Simonich. The snowmobile was travelling Southbound on Trail 17 when it left the trail and struck several trees. Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash.
Members of the Iron County Sheriff's Department, Hurley Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, Hurley Fire Department - Snowmobile Rescue and Iron Country Coroner assisted at the scene. The crash remains under investigation by the Iron County Sheriff's Department and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of Kin.