Two suffer broken bones in snowmobile crash

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SOLDIERTOWN TOWNSHIP, Maine (WABI) - A crash between a pair of snowmobiles Friday morning caused a second crash and resulted in two people being hospitalized with broken bones.

According to the Maine Game Wardens around 11 two snowmobiles hit nearly head on while driving on trails Northwest of Millinocket.

46-year-old Michael Byram from Hermon was driving one, a 15-year-old boy from Massachusetts the other.

The boy broke his arm and has a possible concussion.

Byram broke his collar bone and shoulder.

Riders behind the pair crashed their sleds into trees as they tried to avoid the first crash, those involved sustained minor injuries.

It took rescue crews around an hour and half to ride into the remote location to take the injured pair out.

All riders involved were wearing helmets. Officials say speed appears to be a contributing factor.

Game wardens don't believe alcohol was involved. The incident remains under investigation.