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Minnesota Man Dies in Gordon Snowmobile Crash


One person is dead as a result of a snowmobile crash in Gordon Saturday evening.

The crash was reported at 7:28pm on Cabin Lane, about 2/10 mi east of Conner's Meadow Rd.

Robert Kaye, 70, of Afton, MN was operating a snowmobile that left the roadway and struck trees. The crash was not witnessed, but was discovered when members of his riding party went back to look for him after he failed to arrive at a checkpoint.  Lifesaving efforts administered at the scene were unsuccessful and the victim was declared deceased at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff's and Medical Examiner's Offices, and the WI DNR.

Also responding to the scene were  the Gordon/Wascott Ambulance and VFD's and Gold Cross Ambulance.