Woman killed after snowmobile crash in Essex County

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LEWIS — A 37-year-old woman was killed in a snowmobile accident that took place in Essex County over the weekend.

On Sunday, police and the Brighton Fire Department responded to a report of a single snowmobile accident on VAST trail 114A near the intersection of VAST 294, in the town of Lewis.

The operator of the snowmobile was identified as Laurie Angel, 37 of Williston.

According to authorities, the investigation showed that she lost control of the snowmobile and struck some trees.

Police say inexperience may have contributed to Angel going off the trail, but speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors contributing to the crash.

VT Fish and Wildlife assisted with the investigation which is still ongoing.

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