Update: Fatal Snowmobile Crash Near Conover Early Saturday

Feb 10, 2018

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The identity of the person who died early Saturday in Vilas county has been released.

The Vilas County Sheriff's Department reports 55-year-old Gary Van De Lygraaf died after a crash on the shoreline of Buckatobon Lake in Conover. The crash was reported about 1:42 a.m.

Investigators report the snowmobile was traveling at a high rate of speed across the lake. The driver couldn't stop in time and struck a tree on the shoreline. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Several emergency agencies responded. The crash is being investigated by the Vilas County Sheriff and Coroner's offices.