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Man dies in Bayfield County snowmobile crash

A 51-year-old Iowa man died in a snowmobile accident near Clam Lake in Bayfield County on Sunday.

Michael Dave Garner of Lenox, Iowa, was riding with five other snowmobilers when he failed to negotiate a sharp curve in the trail and collided with a tree. Garner was wearing a helmet, according the Bayfield County Sheriff's Office.

The Ashland County Sheriff's Office received a call of a snowmobile accident, which led to multiple agencies being called in because it initially was unknown if the accident was in Bayfield, Ashland or Sawyer County.

Clam Lake First Responders, Glidden Ambulance, Great Divide Ambulance, the Namakagon Fire Department and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources responded to the accident.

Authorities said speed could have been a factor in the collision, and blood alcohol tests are pending.