De Pere man killed in snowmobile crash in NE Wis.

Posted: Saturday, February 1, 2014 --- 7:41 p.m.

TOWN OF TIPLER, Wis. (AP) -- The Florence County Sheriff's Office says a De Pere man has died in a snowmobile crash in northeastern Wisconsin.

WLUK-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1bfB3Ux ) it happened just before 2 a.m. Saturday in the Town of Tipler.

Authorities say the snowmobile went off a road and hit a tree. The victim was identified as 48-year-old Russell Krause, of De Pere. Officials say he was wearing a helmet at the time, but died on impact.

The sheriff's office says alcohol and speed were contributing factors in the crash.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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