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      Snowmobiler killed in Iron County

      An Illinois man has been killed in a snowmobile accident in Iron County. It happened at 1:09 p.m. Thursday off of trail 18 on the DNR Road in Amasa.

      The victim is a 54-year-old man from Mokena, Illinois. His name has not been released yet. The Iron County Sheriff's Department says his snowmobile left the road and hit a tree.

      Investigators say excessive speed appears to be a factor in the accident.