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Snowmobiler killed in crash identified

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DODGE COUNTY, Wis. (WTAQ) - A snowmobiler killed on the Crawfish River in southern Wisconsin was identified Monday as 24-year-old Katie Braasch of Lake Mills.  

The DNR confirmed that it was the season's first snowmobile death in Wisconsin.  

Dodge County authorities said the accident occurred late Sunday, when Braasch's machine slid over open water and hit several trees. It happened near Columbus on the Crawfish River.  

Five other snowmobilers were with her. A Sun Prairie man suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries after jumping from his machine, just before it hit a group of trees.  

The other four riders did not crash, and were not hurt.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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