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Snowmobiler Killed in Crash South of Thompson

March 19, 2011 4:47 PM | News

By Sarah Klein

A 20-year-old man was killed Saturday morning after losing control of his snowmobile and becoming airborne.

The accident happened at 10:30 a.m. along Highway 6 near Joey Lake — approximately 50 kilometres south of Thompson — when the rider hit a valley.

RCMP say the man was riding along a designated trail with his 45-year-old father when the accident occurred. He was taken to Thompson General Hospital in critical condition, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The man was wearing a helmet at the time, but speed is believed to be a factor in the collision. Alcohol was not factor.

The investigation into the crash is continuing.