The man killed Saturday in a snowmobile crash on a Mount Kineo trail was a 42-year-old father from North Carolina, according to both the Maine Warden Service and the victim’s sister.

Arthur Meuse was driving a Ski-Doo MXZ snowmobile on a Route 66 snowmobile trail in Days Academy Grant Township on Saturday when he lost control of the machine and crashed, according to a statement issued Monday by Cpl. John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service.

“As a result of the crash, he was ejected and thrown into the trail in front of a snowmobile traveling northbound,” the warden service said. “Meuse was run over by the northbound snowmobile.”

The cause of the accident is under investigation. Meuse was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the release.

Rockwood Fire & Rescue and an ambulance from C.A. Dean Hospital in Greenville assisted the warden service with the accident, which occurred in Piscataquis County.

Meuse’s sister, Susan Marden, said in email to the Morning Sentinel that her brother was a “wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle, nephew and great friend to many.”

“We are all deeply shocked and saddened by his death at such a young age of 42,” Marden said in the email.

Betty Reckards, an EMT with Rockwood Fire & Rescue, said Sunday that the accident was on the east side of Mount Kineo on Moosehead Lake. Reckards and two others from her department got the call of the accident around 2 p.m. Saturday and traveled about four miles by snowmobile with a rescue sled to the accident site.

They rode in frigid temperatures about a mile across Moosehead Lake from Rockwood, in Somerset County, and another three or so miles up the trail to where the accident occurred.

She said the victim had been snowmobiling with a group of friends at the time of the accident.

Rockwood is an unorganized territory on the west side of Moosehead Lake in northeast Somerset County. Mount Kineo is on the Kineo peninsula, which juts out into the lake.