Press Release

March 4, 2014

Fatal Snowmobile Crash in Dover-Foxcroft

At 0819am this morning, the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a passerby of a possible snowmobile crash at the Piscataquis County Fairgrounds located in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. Several Dover Foxcroft Police Department members responded to the scene and located a deceased snowmobiler. The snowmobiler has been identified as 48 year old James Curtis of Dover-Foxcroft. Curtis was operating a 1999 Polaris XC 700 snowmobile alone while inside the fairgrounds when he struck a rope and was ejected from the snowmobile. The Fairgrounds property is posted to no snowmobiling. The crash is being investigated by Game Wardens Chad Robertson and Tom McKenney. At this time alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor but further tests will be conducted to confirm this. The crash site is being mapped by Deputy Ed TouLause who is also Crash Reconstructionist. The Maine Warden Service was assisted by the Dover-Foxcroft Police Department.