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Utah boy, 10, dies in snowmobile accident
First Published Dec 27 2013 04:15 pm • Last Updated Dec 28 2013 09:17 am

A 10-year-old Davis County boy died Friday in a snowmobile accident in Wasatch County.

The boy was driving a snowmobile with his father as a passenger about noon on the groomed trail along State Road 35 near Nobletts Creek, east of Woodland, said Eugene Swalberg, spokesman for the Utah State Parks Department. They were 3 or 4 miles from the trailhead when the snowmobile struck a "delineator post," the reflective metal markers used on the edges of roads.

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The impact threw the boy and his father from the machine.

The boy died at the scene from blunt-force injuries, Swalberg said. His father was taken by private vehicle to a hospital. He was in fair condition as of 4 p.m.

Both snowmobilers were wearing helmets.

Swalberg did not know the victims’ names or how the snowmobile crashed. Investigators believe speed was a factor.

The Tribune will report further information as it becomes available.

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