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Two people killed in snowmobile crashes

PHILLIPS, Wis (WSAU-Wheeler News)  At least two people were killed in Wisconsin snowmobile crashes this weekend.

A 70-year-old woman died Saturday afternoon in Price County in the northwest part of the state. Sheriff's officials said her snowmobile left a public trail near Phillips and struck a wire, and then a tree. She died at the scene.

In Racine County, 52-year-old Thomas Dretzka of Caledonia was killed Saturday morning when his machine crashed in his home community. The D-N-R continues to investigate the crash. Officials said speed and alcohol were the main factors.

At least seven people have been killed in Wisconsin snowmobile mishaps this winter. The D-N-R's Web site listed five deaths before the weekend.

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