Maine snowmobiler dies of injuries from crash

The Associated Press
Posted Feb. 25, 2009, at 11:15 a.m.

LILY BAY TOWNSHIP, Maine — A 68-year-old Maine man has died of injuries suffered in a weekend snowmobile accident on a trail four miles from Kokadjo.

The Maine Warden Service said Paul Tibbetts of Lily Bay was riding with his five nephews Sunday when he missed a turn on a groomed trail and struck a snow bank. Tibbetts, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown over the front of his machine and landed on his back.

Tibbetts’ nephews transported him to a Greenville hospital. He was transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he died Tuesday.

The warden service said Tibbetts’ death was the sixth snowmobile-related fatality of the season.

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