Snowmobile operator dies following crash on a West Turin trail

Investigators believe he missed a curve and hit a tree

TOWN OF WEST TURIN - State Police have identified the snowmobile operator who died in the Town of West Turin this weekend as 17 year-old, Duane A. Martin from North Rose in Wayne County.  

Troopers were called to the McGoldrick Truck Trail around 8:40 a.m. on Saturday morning.

They believe the sled operator had missed a curve before hitting a tree.

The man died at Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville. His name has not been released.

New York State Police were aided by Constableville Snow Rescue, firefighters and members of the Turin Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club.


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