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North Country snowmobile crash claims life of Southern Tier man

Jefferson County

New York State Police are investigating a snowmobile crash that claimed the life of a Southern Tier man Monday night.

Troopers say they were sent to Mile Strip Trail in the Town of Worth in Jefferson County to investigate the crash at 8:11 p.m. State police say the operator of a 2018 Arctic Cat snowmobile was traveling at "a high rate of speed" when he failed to negotiate a turn, left the trail and struck a tree.

Investigators say the collision ejected the rider, who was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as David Toton, 50, of Endicott.

State police say the investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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