ROXBURY, Maine (AP) — Game wardens say a snowmobile operator died in a crash in Roxbury, becoming the second person killed in a snowmobile crash this season in Maine.
Wardens say 47-year-old Gregory Simmons, of Andover, Maine, was thrown from his snowmobile Thursday evening on a trail in the town north of Rumford.
#UPDATE Maine game wardens say 47-year-old Gregory Simmons from Andover was killed in a snowmobile crash in Roxbury. They say it appears he lost control and was thrown from his snowmobile @wgme pic.twitter.com/lVR5G0Hixv
— Katie Sampson (@KatieWGME) January 18, 2019
Wardens believe he’d had dinner at a local restaurant and crashed while riding home. Another snowmobiler came upon the crash scene at about 9 p.m.
Game wardens say speed was likely a contributing factor to the crash. Simmons was wearing a helmet. The crash remains under investigation.