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.
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.