Maine Woman Killed in Snowmobile Crash After Hitting Trees
According to the Kennebec Journal, a Maine woman is dead following a snowmobile crash that happened Sunday.
The paper is reporting that the woman was operating her snowmobile in a small area of Maine called Johnson Mountain Township. While she was riding, she was unable to maintain control of the sled on a left curve in the trail. As a result, the woman took her 2018 Ski-Doo Renegade snowmobile into the trees.
The woman, identified as 50-year-old, Tanya Hanson of Wells, Maine, passed away 'near the scene' according to Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Spokesman, Mark Latti.
Latti want on to tell the Kennebec Journal in part,
“An oncoming snowmobiler witnessed the crash and contacted 911. The Maine Warden Service responded along with Jackman Fire and Ambulance and Redington-Fairview Ambulance. Emergency medical personnel performed CPR but Hanson passed away near the scene.”
The Kennebec Journal goes on to report that a LifeFlight of Maine chopper had been dispatched to the scene of the crash, however, after Hanson was pronounced dead, that call was cancelled.
Following her death, Hanson's body was taken to Bingham's Giberson Funeral Home.
The crash is still under investigation according to the Maine Warden Service. We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available to us.
Our thoughts go out to the woman's friends and family during this difficult time.
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