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Authorities investigate second snowmobile accident in 26 hours

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The Gogebic County Sheriff's Office is investigating a second fatal snowmobile accident that claimed the life a 52-year-old Wisconsin man. 

The incident is the second fatal crash within the past 26 hours. 


Officers got a call around 1 p.m. Saturday to U-S 2 and the Ramsey Crossing Intersection. 


According to The Sheriff's Office, the investigation reveals that the victim attempted to cross U-S 2 on his snowmobile when he was struck by an eastbound pickup truck. 
The victim was transported to Aspirus Ironwood Hospital where he was pronounced dead. 


It's not believed that alcohol or drugs were involved, however, authorities say that the weather and visibility was a factor.  


No names are being released pending family notification. 
 

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