Posted on Sunday, December 9th, 2018 at 12:55 am
Inlet, NY (December 8, 2018) – In Inlet, a man lost his life Friday night in a snowmobile accident. The man has since been identified as 46-year-old Thomas Hetherington.
Hetherington was killed when he failed to negotiate a curve and was involved in a collisionon a snowmobile trail on Browns Tract Road. Police say that Hetherington flipped off the snowmobile. Witnesses came to his aid but were unable to revive him.
Hetherington was immediately transported by the local fire department to the hospital. He was immediately pronounced dead by the county coroner. Police said that icy conditions were prevalent at the time of the accident.
Police continue to investigate the circumstances that led to this accident and its fatal results.
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