Portage la Prairie man killed in snowmobile crash

Portage RCMP say speed and alcohol are likely factors in a snowmobile crash that killed a man Sunday afternoon.

Police were called after a man was found lying in a field behind a property on Saskatchewan Avenue East around 1:10 p.m.

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Police say a 57-year-old man from Portage la Prairie had been heading north through the field when he hit a row of trees and was knocked off the snowmobile.

He died at the scene, police said in a release Monday.

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The man was wearing a helmet, but investigators believe speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.

Portage RCMP continue to investigate.


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