BATCHELDERS GRANT TOWNSHIP – A Conway, New Hampshire man has died after a snowmobile accident in Oxford County on Friday.
Officials with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife said Paul Whitaker, 49, was on Route 113 in the White Mountain National Forest just before 5 p.m. when he drifted off the trail and struck a tree.
This happened in an organized township near Bethel.
Whitaker was wearing a helmet and was riding with other snowmobilers.
Officials said speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash.