Snohomish man dies in Lake Wenatchee snowmobile accident

  • Mon Mar 15th, 2010 11:44pm
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Herald staff

LAKE WENATCHEE — A Snohomish man was killed in a snowmobiling accident near here on Saturday.

Joseph Weigelt, 49, was snowmobiling with two other people about 2:30 p.m. along a trail in the Brushy Creek area just outside of Lake Wenatchee when he apparently lost control and hit a tree, Chelan County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Jerry Moore said. Weigelt was dead at the scene.

Detectives continue to investigate. It appears speed was a factor in the crash, Moore said.

The area where Weigelt was snowmobiling is a popular snow park.

“We had minor injuries there this season, but nothing like this,” Moore said.