By Staff

MADRID, Maine (CBS) — A Spencer man died after a snowmobile crash in Madrid, Maine Friday night. Speed appears to have been a factor in the crash, according to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Thirty-four-year-old Ryan Ducharme was with his brother and two other snowmobilers on a connector trail on Beech Hill Road. Around 10:30 p.m., his brother noticed he was no longer with the group.

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A Spencer man died in a snowmobile crash in Madrid, Maine (Photo Via Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife)

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Ducharme’s brother searched for him and found him unresponsive off the trail where his snowmobile had crashed into trees, officials said. NorthStar EMS pronounced him dead at the scene.

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“An initial investigation appears to show that Ducharme was traveling too fast for the trail conditions when he went off the trail. Ducharme was wearing a helmet, and alcohol was not a factor in the crash,” said a statement from MDIFW. Staff