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Identity of snowmobiler killed in accident released

UPDATE 2/26/18 10:00 a.m.: The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reports 32-year-old Wayne R Halverson of Wishek, North Dakota, died from injuries sustained when he hit a tree while riding a snowmobile.

According to the sheriff’s office, he was traveling from Last Chance to Ponds lodge in Island Park.

Other members of his party performed CPR until Fremont County EMT’s arrived and took over, but efforts to revive Halverson failed. He was pronounced dead at 8:27 p.m on Feb. 24.

ORIGINAL 2/24/18:

One person is dead after losing control of his snow mobile and hitting a tree.

Fremont County dispatch received a call at 7:30 this evening of a snow mobile accident.

Fremont County EMS and Deputies responded to the scene on the snowmobile trail between Last Chance and Ponds lodge near the Chick Creek trail.

The rider was pronounced dead at the scene.

The name of the rider and additional details will be released soon.

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