42-Year-Old Maine Man Dead after Snowmobile Crash
A 42-year-old Bangor man died Sunday afternoon after he was unable to stop at a snowmobile trail intersection and crashed.
Wardens say Andrew Purdue was operating his sled on ITS 83 near the Medford/Lakeview town line shortly after noon when he passed a member of his riding party at a high rate of speed and slid through an intersection and struck some trees.
Efforts to revive Purdue by CPR failed, and emergency medical personnel say he died at approximately 1:55 p.m.
Ten people have died in snowmobile crashes in Maine this season.