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      Snowmobiler dead after crashing into tree

      At approximately 1:52 a.m. Saturday, the Florence County Sheriff's 911 center received a call of a snowmobile crash on Tucker Road, half a mile east of STH 139.

      Russell H. Krause, 48, of De Pere, Wisconsin, was found dead by companions after his snowmobile left Tucker Rd. and struck a tree 102 feet from the edge of the road.

      The victim was wearing protective equipment at the time of the crash but died immediately upon impact with the tree.Police say both alcohol and speed were contributing factors to the crash.