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February is the deadliest month for snowmobilers

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Wisconsin (WQOW) - 12 people have died in snowmobile crashes this season alone, and with February being the deadliest month for snowmobilers, that number could grow.

According to the Wisconsin DNR, seven of this seasons deaths involved alcohol, only four of the drivers were safety certified and one wasn't wearing a helmet.

The state averages six snowmobile deaths in February, and 16 over the season.

The DNR stresses the importance of getting safety certified, staying on marked trails and staying sober while driving a snowmobile.

Mary Pautsch

Mary came to News 18 in July 2019 from Sioux City, Iowa where she graduated from Morningside College with a BA in Spanish after attending Iowa State University for 3 years.

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