Eau Claire man seriously hurt in Barron County snowmobile crash

The 45-year-old man was taken to an Eau Claire hospital in critical condition after the crash early Saturday morning.
The 45-year-old man was taken to an Eau Claire hospital in critical condition after the crash...
The 45-year-old man was taken to an Eau Claire hospital in critical condition after the crash early Saturday morning.(CBS46 News)
Published: Jan. 16, 2023 at 11:00 AM CST
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RICE LAKE, Wis. (WEAU) - An Eau Claire man is seriously hurt after a snowmobile crash in Barron County Saturday.

The Barron County Sheriff’s Department said 45-year-old Eric Zimmerman of Eau Claire crashed a snowmobile just off of County Highway SS north of Rice Lake in the Town of Oak Grove at 12:56 a.m. Saturday and was taken to an Eau Claire hospital in critical condition.

According to a release, Zimmerman was riding on the Tuscobia Trail when he went off of the trail and hit a tree. The Sheriff’s Department said that speed and alcohol are contributing factors in the crash, which is under investigation.

Assisting the Sheriff’s Department in the crash were the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, LMC Ambulance and Rice Lake Fire Department.

Press Release - January 16, 2023 On Saturday. January 14, 2023. at 12:56 a.m., the Barron County 911 Center received a...

Posted by Barron County Sheriff's Department on Monday, January 16, 2023