Hampden man killed in snowmobile crash
HERMON, Maine (AP) — Maine authorities say a Hampden man has died in a snowmobile crash in the town of Hermon.
Maine game wardens say 41-year-old Austin Gardiner crashed into several trees near the shoreline of Hermon Pond shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday. Authorities say speed and alcohol appear to be contributing factors.
Gardiner was riding with a 15-year-old boy who was on a separate snowmobile following behind him.
This is Maine’s sixth snowmobiling fatality this season.