WAYNE, Maine (CBS/AP) — A Brighton woman was killed Saturday night in a snowmobile crash in Maine.
The Maine Warden Service says 56-year-old Martha Carroll died when the snowmobile she was operating crashed into trees at a high rate of speed in Wayne on Saturday evening.READ MORE: It Happens Here: Learning To Play Polo, ‘The Game of Kings’, In Georgetown
Officials say the crash happened on the west shore of Wilson Pond. Carroll was wearing a ski-type helmet.
The warden service said it appears that inexperience, speed and alcohol are factors in the crash.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
Authorities say Carroll’s death is the ninth snowmobile related fatality this season.
Last week Maine and New Hampshire officials urged caution after a series of serious snowmobile crashes in the region.MORE NEWS: Hiker Spots Rare Five-Foot Timber Rattlesnake In Blue Hills Reservation
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