NH man dies in snowmobile crash near Eustis

Posted Feb. 26, 2011, at 6:23 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 23, 2011, at 9:10 p.m.

TIM POND TOWNSHIP, Maine — A 39-year-old New Hampshire man died late Saturday morning when he hit a snowmobile that was parked on a trail.

According to a press release from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, Adam Russell, 39, of Newmarket, N.H., was the fourth snowmobiler in a group of four — all family members or friends — traveling on Tim Pond Road in Tim Pond Township near Eustis. The three snowmobilers stopped on the trail ahead of Russell, who apparently did not see them due to low visibility on the trail because of blowing snow and wind, Maine Warden Service Lt. Adam Gormely indicated in the release.

Russell crashed into a sled belonging to Bob Minnon of Auburn, N.H., and died at the scene. Russell was wearing a helmet.

The incident remains under investigation.