Maine man killed in snowmobile crash

Wardens believe he'd had dinner at a local restaurant and crashed while riding home.

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.

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.

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