CORINNA, Maine (WABI) - Authorities have identified the man killed in a snowmobile accident that occurred Friday evening in Corinna.
Police say 44-year-old Jeffrey Willey Jr. of Sangerville was traveling south along the rail-bed snowmobile trail when he struck a tree.
They say Willey was the second of two sleds traveling together, and when he failed to return, the second member of the party went back and found Willey had crashed.
They say he was nearing the end of a 300-mile ride when the incident occurred.
Maine Game Wardens attribute excessive speed to the incident.
They say this is the second fatal snowmobile crash of the season.
Game Warden Lt. Dan Scott reminds riders to always ride under control and adjust your speed to trail and weather conditions and says "Due to the heavy rains and freezing temperatures we have been experiencing this season, many trails have an icy base, requiring longer stopping distances. Riders should be careful to not overdrive their headlights and be conscious of hazards and other riders on the trails."