Wishek Man Dies in Snowmobile Crash

ST. ANTHONY, Idaho  – Eastern Idaho officials have identified a North Dakota man killed in a snowmobile crash.

The Fremont County sheriff’s office says in a news release that 32-year-old Wayne Halverson of Wishek died Saturday in Island Park.  The sheriff’s office says Halverson went off a marked trail and ran into a tree.  The Post Register reports the incident occurred between Last Chance and Ponds Lodge.

Officials say other snowmobilers and emergency responders attempted life-saving measures, but Halverson was pronounced dead at the scene about 8:30 p.m.

It was the third death in Island Park this year, but the first unrelated to an avalanche.  A total of four snowmobilers have died in Montana so far this year.