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Man on snowmobile killed

Register • Dec 15, 2013 at 4:51 PM

A Norwalk man was killed in late Saturday when the snowmobile he was riding struck a culvert and threw him. 

The accident occurred about 11:45 p.m. along the east side of Hartland Center Road just north of U.S. 20 in Townsend Township, the Norwalk post of the Highway Patrol reported. 

Gary Jenkins, age 44, was operating the 1997 Ski-Doo snowmobile southbound alongside Hartland Center Road. The snowmobile struck a tree after hitting the culvert and throwing Jenkins from the seat.

Jenkins was pronounced dead at the scene by Huron County Coroner Jeffrey Harwood. Jenkins was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by Townsend Fire Department, Citizens EMS, Huron County Coroner’s Office and Norb’s Towing.

The crash remains under investigation and it's unknown if alcohol was a factor in the crash, the Patrol reported.

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