AMESBURY (CBS) – An Amesbury High School senior was killed in a weekend snowmobile accident in Poland, Maine.
On Saturday night, 17-year-old Troy Marden was snowmobiling on Thompson Lake in Poland when he failed to turn a corner and hit a snowbank. Marden was thrown from the snowmobile. Even though a second snowmobiler tried to give aid, Marden was pronounced dead at the scene.
“This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns and questions for our entire school community,” said Amesbury Superintendent Jared Fulgoni in a statement. “Again, we are deeply saddened by our loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with Troy’s family and friends.”
Marden was a defensive tackle for the high school football team and was described as a friendly, funny kid.
Amesbury Public Schools will offer counseling Monday, Feb. 18 from 1-4 p.m. in the Amesbury High School cafeteria.
This is Maine’s fifth snowmobile fatality of the season.