Snowmobile season has hardly started, yet Wisconsin has recorded the first snowmobile fatality of the season.
A 24-year-old Lake Mills woman died when her machine slid into trees on the Crawfish River near Columbus Sunday afternoon. The driver of the snowmobile following jumped off before his machine hit trees. He was severely injured.
18 snowmobilers died in Wisconsin last winter.
Snowmobile trails in Door and Kewaunee counties remain closed. Trail groomers need a base of at least six inches of snow.