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UPDATE: 13-year-old killed in snowmobile safety class

UPDATED Monday, October 28, 2013 --- 3:15 p.m.

OSCEOLA, Wis. (AP) -- A young girl who was participating in a snowmobile safety class was killed when her machine accelerated and crashed in western Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources identified the child Monday as 13-year-old Sarah Thorsland.

Police in Osceola say Sarah was taking a class being taught by volunteers from the local snowmobile club on Saturday when her snowmobile suddenly accelerated and hit a loading dock. She was rushed to Osceola Medical Center, then airlifted to Regions Hospital in the Twin Cities and transferred to Gillette Children's Hospital.

KARE-TV reports the girl died on Sunday. Police say the young teen was wearing a helmet.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted Monday, October 28, 2013 --- 7:23 a.m.

OSCEOLA, Wis. (AP) -- A young girl who was participating in a snowmobile safety class was killed when her machine accelerated and crashed in western Wisconsin.

Police in Osceola say the 13-year-old girl was taking a class being taught by volunteers from the local snowmobile club on Saturday when her snowmobile suddenly accelerated and hit a loading dock. She was rushed to Osceola Medical Center, then airlifted to Regions Hospital in the Twin Cities and transferred to Gillette Children's Hospital.

KARE-TV reports the girl died on Sunday. Police say the young teen was wearing a helmet. The cause of the acceleration is being investigated by police and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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