1 Killed, 1 Injured In Wis. Snowmobile Crashes

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BAYFIELD, Wis. (AP) – One man was killed and another was injured in separate snowmobile crashes in northwestern Wisconsin.

Bayfield County sheriff’s officials say a snowmobiler collided with a car at an intersection west of Iron River Friday about 5 p.m. Deputies say 45-year-old Timothy Patrick O’Meara of Knapp was the first in a group of snowmobilers going east on the Tri-County Corridor. O’Meara missed a stop sign and hit a car. The driver of the car wasn’t injured. The sheriff’s department says alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash.

The Superior Daily Telegram says deputies were called to another snowmobile crash in the Town of Delta shortly before midnight Friday. A Plymouth, Minn., man was taken by helicopter to a Duluth hospital after his leg was crushed between two snowmobiles.

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