Fatal snowmobile accident in Westman

A 35-year-old man from Roblin has died in a snowmobile accident in the RM of Riding Mountain West.

At about 11 p.m. on March 2, 2019, Russell RCMP responded to a report of a crash on a groomed trail northwest of Assessippi Ski Hill about eight kilometres northwest of Inglis.

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They say the man was riding on the trail when he failed to negotiate a turn and collided with thick brush. He was pronounced deceased on scene.

He was wearing a helmet at the time. Alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in the crash.

RCMP continue to investigate.

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