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De Pere man killed in snowmobile crash

FLORENCE COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - Authorities in northeastern Wisconsin say a man has died in a snowmobile accident over the weekend.

The Florence County Sheriff’s Office say 48-year-old Russell Krause, of De Pere, crashed his snowmobile into a tree.

The incident happened just before 2 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities say Krause was wearing a helmet, but died on impact. Alcohol and speed were factors in the deadly crash.

Krause was a volunteer firefighter with the Hobart Fire Department for the past 18 years as a captain.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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