A Pennsylvania man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a snowmobile crash in Mapleton.
David Over, 25, of Sligo, Pennsylvania, was riding with a group of nine other snowmobilers from Pennsylvania about 4 p.m. when he passed two snowmobiles ahead of him. Another snowmobiler followed Over, and the two rode alongside one another at a high speed when the two sleds made contact and Over veered to the left, came off his sled and hit a tree, according to Mark Latti, a spokesman for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
First responders performed CPR on Over at the scene before he was taken to AR Gould Hospital in Presque Isle, where he succumbed to his injuries, Latti said.
The crash remains under investigation, and Latti said no additional information was available Thursday morning.
It was the eighth snowmobile fatality so far this season. It followed the deaths of a Pennsylvania woman in Rangeley and a Massachusetts man south of Baxter State Park on Friday and a Wiscasset man on Moosehead Lake on Sunday.