Eighth Snowmobile Death This Season in Maine
CARTHAGE, Maine (AP) — The Maine Warden Service says a snowmobile rider has died in the town of Carthage, representing the eighth snowmobile death of the season.
Wardens say 28-year-old Thomas Henderson of Dixfield was pronounced dead at the scene Friday.
They say Henderson's passenger jumped off the snowmobile, saving himself, before the machine missed a curve and crashed into trees. Wardens believe speed and alcohol were factors.
Wardens reiterated a warning for riders to slow down. They say trails are busy because a lack of snow elsewhere in New England is luring riders to Maine.