January 17, 2017

IFW NEWS -- Rhonde Island man dies in Maine's third snowmobile fatality this season

A Rhode Island man was killed over the weekend in Maine’s third snowmobile related fatality this season. At approximately 5:43 PM, Edmond D. Imondi, 53, from Foster, Rhode Island was riding with two friends in T1 R9 WELS on a groomed ITS trail west of Millinocket Lake. Imondi failed to negotiate a right hand curve in the trail. Tracks in the snow indicated the machine went straight into a series of trees to the left of the trail. Imondi impacted the trees and was pronounced dead at the scene.

This crash is still being investigated but it appears that speed and unfamiliarity with trail conditions are possible contributing factors. Assisting at the scene were Millinocket EMS and a Ranger with Baxter State Park.