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Burlington teen killed in Lake Geneva area snowmobile crash identified
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Burlington teen killed in Lake Geneva area snowmobile crash identified

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Highway B and Swamp Angel Road

A 19-year-old was killed while crossing the road on a snowmobile near Swamp Angel Road and Highway B.

TOWN OF LINN — A Burlington teen was killed on Saturday evening after a snowmobile crash just outside Lake Geneva, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

He has been identified as Seth Sanders, 19, of Burlington, according to Walworth County Medical Examiner Gina Carver.

He was a 2019 graduate of Westosha Central High School.

The teen was snowmobiling with a group of friends on Saturday when he collided with a vehicle while crossing a road on his snowmobile, according to DNR Warden Jason Roberts. The pickup truck was pulling a trailer and the snowmobile collided with the trailer, Roberts said.

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It occurred around 6 p.m. by the intersection of Highway B and Swamp Angel Road, in the Town of Linn, west of Lake Geneva. The crash remains under investigation. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor for either driver, Roberts said.

In 2020 there were 19 snowmobile fatalities in Wisconsin, according to the Department of Natural Resources. In January of this year there were at least four snowmobile fatalities in Wisconsin, according to an online summary dated Jan. 22. Three of those involved a snowmobiler striking a tree and the fourth involved a snowmobile rolling over and breaking through ice.

The Walworth County Snowmobile Alliance shared news of the accident and posted on its Facebook page, “It is with a heavy heart that I post this information. We all love this sport and take a lot of pride in making it as safe as possible.

Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers. Our condolences to all involved within this accident.”

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