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Illinois man, 38, killed after crashing snowmobile into tree in Vilas County

VILAS COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 38-year-old man from Illinois was killed early Saturday morning after crashing his snowmobile into a tree.

It happened just after 4 a.m. near the shoreline on Little St. Germain Lake.

Upon arrival, rescue crews located the operator of the snowmobile deceased.

During this incident, a man went out looking for the crash scene on his snowmobile when he went through the ice. He was able to get out of the water and didn't report having any injuries.

The accident remains under investigation. 

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