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February 9, 2012

Massachusetts Man Dies in Snowmobile Crash in Northern New Hampshire

LANCASTER, N.H. – A Massachusetts man died in a snowmobile crash in Milan, N.H., at approximately 10:00 p.m. last night (Wednesday, February 8, 2012).  The crash occurred on trail 109 in Milan near Hagar Road. 

Kenneth Smalley Jr., age 51, of North Billerica, Massachusetts, lost control of his snow machine on a corner, causing him to go off of the trail and hit several trees.  Smalley was the last rider in a group of four snowmobiles. The third rider noticed the lights of Smalley's snow machine in some odd angles in his rear-view mirror, and turned around to investigate, along with the others in his party.  They found Smalley in some trees in critical condition.  They immediately called 911 and, following instructions from the 911 operator, started Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation.  Smalley’s injuries were too extensive, however, and he died on the scene. Smalley was wearing a helmet.

New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers and Milan Fire and Rescue, Milan Ambulance, Stark Fire and Rescue, and Groveton Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the accident.     

The accident is still under investigation by N.H. Fish and Game. There did not appear to be any obvious contributing factors.

No further information is available at this time.

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Information on safe snowmobile operation can be found at www.wildnh.com/OHRV/snowmobile_safety.html.

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