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UPDATE: Illinois man dies of heart attack before crashing snowmobile

Snowmobile driving on the ice. (courtesy of FOX 11).
Snowmobile driving on the ice. (courtesy of FOX 11).

MOUNTAIN, WI (WTAQ) - An Illinois man died before crashing his snowmobile in Oconto County just before midnight Friday. 

The Wisconsin DNR says the crash happened around 11:50 p.m. Thursday on the Nicolet State Recreation Trail in the town of Mountain. 

The coroner’s office says the 62-year-old man suffered a fatal cardiac arrest prior to crashing the snowmobile.  The man had just crossed State Highway 32 when he lost control of his sled and it landed on him.

Including this incident, there have been 15 fatal snowmobile deaths in Wisconsin this season.