NEWPORT – Authorities are investigating a snowmobile crash in Newport this weekend that killed a man from Etna.
Police say Jack McKay III, 36, was snowmobiling with two friends early Saturday morning on Interconnecting Trail System 85.
McKay had trouble making a turn on a trail and hit a tree. His two friends found him a short time later. One of those friends was charged with OUI.
McKay died as a result of his injuries.
The crash is being investigated to see if speed and alcohol were factors.
This is Maine’s 6th snowmobile death this year.
A 5th fatality was reported on Friday after a woman was hit by a car while crossing a road on her snowmobile in the town of Buxton.