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Man killed in snowmobile accident in Florence Co.

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TOWN OF TIPLER (AP) -- The Florence County Sheriff's Office says a De Pere man has died in a snowmobile crash in northeastern Wisconsin.

WLUK-TV reports it happened just before 2 a.m. Saturday in the Town of Tipler.

Authorities say the snowmobile went off a road and hit a tree.  The victim was identified as 48-year-old Russell Krause.  Officials say he was wearing a helmet at the time, but died on impact.

The sheriff's office says alcohol and speed were contributing factors in the crash.

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