Man dies in Florence County snowmobile crash

FLORENCE, Wis. — A Grafton, Wis., man was killed Wednesday evening in Florence County after the snowmobile he was riding collided with a trail grooming machine in the Town of Commonwealth.

The report came in about 5:50 p.m. that a 36-year-old man had been found lying on the snowmobile trail off County Highway N just south of the Pine River, according to the Florence County Sheriff’s office.

“Deputies and ambulance personnel administered life-saving measures to no avail,” the sheriff’s office stated.

No name was released at this time. The accident remains under investigation.

The sheriff’s department was assisted by Florence Rescue Squad, Florence Fire Department and Beacon Ambulance.