Eleva man killed in snowmobile accident in Chippewa Co.

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CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -- A 20-year-old man from Eleva was killed in a snowmobile accident Friday night in Chippewa County. Deputies say Brandon A. Semingson was pronounced dead at the scene.

It happened in a wooded area off 90th Street in the Town of Wheaton - an area located just outside Lake Hallie and near Highway 29.

Lt. Mitch Gibson with the Chippewa County Sheriff's Dept. says Semingson who was driving the snowmobile was killed after hitting a tree. He says alcohol is not believed to be a factor. Speed and the driver's unfamiliarity with the trail contributed to the crash.

Deputies say Semingson was snowmobiling with three friends when he lost control.

The Eleva Fire Department said Semingson was one of its youngest members.

The Chippewa County Sheriff's Department and DNR are investigating the accident.

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