Kevin MacMillan

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March 27, 2012
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CHP: Stockton man, 55, killed in Tahoe snowmobile accident

A 55-year-old Stockton, Calif., man was killed in a snowmobiling accident Saturday near Lake Tahoe, the California Highway Patrol reported Tuesday.

According to a CHP press release, the man was riding a 2011 Skidoo snowmobile east on a trail near Mt. Watson Road, deep into the Tahoe National Forest, north of the Tahoe City area.

Upon entering a curve, the man left the main-traveled portion of the trail. According to CHP, the snowmobile continued off the trail until it struck a tree.

"The impact caused the driver to separate from the snowmobile and strike a fixed object causing fatal injuries," according to the press release.

CHP received a call of the accident at about 4 p.m. Saturday.

CHP is investigating whether alcohol was a factor in the collision, according to the press release.

The man's name was not included in the press release. In a phone call Tuesday afternoon, CHP Officer Tony Prisco said the name will not be released until the Placer County Coroner's Office finishes its assessment.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Mar 27, 2012 08:09PM Published Mar 27, 2012 08:07PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.