By Tiffany Chan

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.

Troy Marden, an Amesbury High School student, was killed in a Maine snowmobile accident. (Photo credit: Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife)

“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.

Troy Marden. (Photo credit: Amesbury Football Team)

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.

Tiffany Chan

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