Friday, 09 February 2018 21:31

UPDATED: Snowmobile crash kills man in Corinna Featured

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UPDATED: Snowmobile crash kills man in Corinna

UPDATED: CORINNA - One man has died following a fatal snowmobile accident in Corinna. Around 5 p.m. emergency crews were called to a popular snowmobile trail off the Lincoln Mills Road.

Jeffrey Willey Jr., 44, of Sangerville was traveling south along the rail-bed snowmobile trail when he struck a tree.

 

Officials said Willey was traveling in a group of two sleds. When Wiley did not reach the destination with them, the other sled turned around and found the accident scene.

 

The Maine Warden Service is currently mapping the scene to determine what exactly led to the crash. Wardens had just completed a trail safety check on that trail system last weekend, and had released safety recommendations.

 

"Speed is the number one problem at times at snowmobile crashes, and alcohol falls in part there as well," said Will Shuman, a district game warden.

 

The crash involved only one machine, and Willey was the lone operator.

 

Wardens were assisted by members of Corinna Fire, Dexter Police Department and Mayo Regional Ambulance.

 

This is the second fatal accident this year.

 

Kayla Fish

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Kayla joined the ABC 7 & FOX 22 news team in May of 2017. She got into journalism because she loves talking with people, and she's incredibly grateful to share the stories of Mainers throughout the region.

She got her start in broadcasting way back in middle school as a member of a morning announcements TV broadcast club, and her love for the news industry took off from there.

Kayla graduated from Penn State University in 2017 with degrees in broadcast journalism and Spanish. During her time as a student at Penn State, Kayla was an executive producer and reporter for the "Centre County Report", an Emmy award-winning student-run newscast. She studied abroad in Ronda, Spain and traveled to Panama with an international reporting class. Kayla kept busy in college, spending four years working as a student manager in the dining hall.

Kayla grew up in the village of Shawnee-on-Delaware, located in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, so transitioning into life in Vacationland was a piece of cake! A self-described winter fanatic, she loves all things snow related, including hitting the slopes on her snowboard. She also likes hiking, kayaking or doing anything outdoors. She loves meeting new people so if you see her around, be sure to stop and say hi!