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Youth Dies in Snowmobile Crash


One person is dead as a result of injuries sustained in a snowmobile crash Saturday morning. 

The crash was reported to Douglas County 911 at 11:25am on Trail #4, north of Trail #6 in Hawthorne township.

The victim is identified as Joshua Pampuch, 17, of Chippewa Falls.

He had been riding with a group north on Trail #4 when the snowmobile he was operating left the trail and struck trees.

The incident remains under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the WI DNR.