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Ind. man dies in snowmobile crash in northern Wis.

Sheriff: man failed to negotiate a corner on snowmobile

TOWN OF BARNES, Wis. - An Indiana man has died in a snowmobile accident in northern Wisconsin.

The Bayfield County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Justin Charles Mulder of Munster died after he failed to negotiate a corner on his snowmobile, left the road and crashed into a wooded area.

Department of Natural Resources snowmobile safety administrator Gary Eddy said the accident happened about 3 p.m. Sunday. The DNR said speed and alcohol are believed to be factors. The investigation continues.

The DNR also said the crash pushes to 16 the number of snowmobiler fatalities in Wisconsin this snowmobiling season.

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