SMITHFIELD, Maine (WABI) - Authorities say a Smithfield man is dead after a snowmobile accident.
Authorities say 53-year-old Brian Gatie was traveling on a club snowmobile trail in Smithfield when he struck a tree.
Officials say Gatie was the first of three sleds traveling together at the time of the crash.
Maine Game Wardens tell us excessive speed appears to be a factor in the crash.
Authorities also say Gatie was not wearing a helmet.
The incident is under investigation.
This is the third fatal snowmobile crash of the year.