Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2014 --- 3:48 p.m.
CALEDONIA, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say speed and alcohol were factors in the death of a snowmobiler who crashed into a tree in Racine County in southeastern Wisconsin.
Juan Gomez of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/JS7t0c ) the DNR got a call about 10:30 a.m. Saturday that a body had been found in Caledonia.
The man, in his 50s, was last seen by family members around 9 p.m. Friday on his snowmobile. He was found by a family friend sometime before 10 a.m. Saturday.
Toxicology reports are pending, but Gomez says investigators confirmed the man had been drinking. He was not wearing a helmet. His name was not immediately released.
While icy conditions may have played a role, Gomez says, speed and alcohol were the main factors.
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