February 20, 2023

MDIFW NEWS - Wells Woman Passes Away In Somerset County Snowmobile Crash

For Immediate Release February 20, 2023

Wells Woman Passes Away In Somerset County Snowmobile Crash

JOHNSON MOUNTAIN TOWNSHIP, Maine - A Wells woman passed away while snowmobiling in northern Somerset County yesterday.

Tanya Hanson, age 50 of Wells, was following her husband on ITS 87 in Johnson Mountain Township when she failed to negotiate a left hand turn in the trail and went crashing into the trees on the right side of the trail at approximately 2:30 yesterday afternoon, sustaining injuries to her head and chest.

On oncoming snowmobiler witnessed the crash and contacted 911. The Maine Warden Service responded along with Jackman Fire and Ambulance and Redington-Fairview Ambulance. Emergency medical personnel performed CPR but Hanson passed away near the scene.

Hanson was driving alone on a 2018 Ski Doo Renegade Enduro and was wearing a helmet. Hanson was taken to Giberson Funeral Home in Bingham. The crash remains under investigation. Any new information will be released when it becomes available.