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Massachusetts woman killed in Maine snowmobile crash

March 3, 2019

WAYNE, Maine (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has been killed in a snowmobile crash in Maine.

The Maine Warden Service says 56-year-old Martha Carroll of Brighton, Massachusetts, died when the snowmobile she was operating crashed into trees at a high rate of speed in Wayne on Saturday evening. Officials say the crash happened on the west shore of Wilson Pond. Carroll was wearing a ski-type helmet.

The warden service it appears that inexperience, speed and alcohol are factors in the crash.

Authorities say Carroll’s death is the ninth snowmobile related fatality this season.