Snowmobile Rider Dies After Crashing Into Tree In North Stratford

Feb 6, 2015

 

Credit Chris Jensen for NHPR

New Hampshire Fish and Game officers say a Massachusetts man on a snowmobile has died after crashing into a tree in the North Country.

Officers believe the 39-year-old man from Dunstable became distracted and missed a corner before crashing at about 6 p.m. Thursday on a trail in North Statford. He suffered serious injuries. One companion stayed with him while another went to a residence in Columbia and called for help.

Rescue crews from Groveton, Stratford and Colebrook all responded to the scene, which was nearly 5 miles into the woods from nearest plowed road and accessible only by snowmobile. Despite their efforts, the man died at the scene. His name has not been released.