A Massachusetts woman was killed in a snowmobile crash Saturday evening in Wayne, the ninth snowmobile fatality in Maine this season.

The Maine Warden Service said Sunday that Martha Carroll, 56, of Brighton, Massachusetts, was killed when the snowmobile she was operating crashed into trees while traveling at a high speed on the west shore of Wilson Pond in Kennebec County at about 5:45 p.m.

She was operating her boyfriend’s 2002 Polaris 700 snowmobile and was wearing a ski-type helmet.

The investigation determined that speed, alcohol and inexperience were factors in the crash, the warden service said.

The record for snowmobile fatalities in Maine was set during the 2002-03 season, when wardens handled 16 snowmobiler deaths, according to Mark Latti, spokesman for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

 

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