UPDATE 3:45 p.m.: The Lewis and Clark Co. Coroner identified the victim in Friday’s fatal snowmobile crash as 40-year-old Lee Schuler.

HELENA- Lewis and Clark Co. Coroner Bryan Backeberg says a Great Falls man died in a snowmobile crash Friday.

The crash was on state land close to the intersection of Beaver Creek Rd. and Stonewall Creek Rd. north of Lincoln.

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Lewis and Clark Co. Sheriff’s Office Captain Brent Colbert says the man was snowmobiling in a group and hit a tree.

Authorities were alerted to the crash around 11:30 a.m.

Captain Colbert says it is unknown if speed or alcohol are factors.

Backeberg says the man was in his mid-40’s.

A deputy coroner is en route to the scene. The Lewis and Clark Co. Sheriff Office and the Montana Highway Patrol are investigating.