Man dies in northern New Hampshire snowmobile crash

STRATFORD, N.H. (AP) The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says a 55-year-old man is dead after a snowmobile crash in the North Country town of Stratford.

Officials say emergency responders were called around noon on Saturday to a spot on Nash Stream Road, about 6 miles from the trailhead.

The victim, Robert Leblanc, of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, was taken to the Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster where he died.

Officials say speed is considered a contributing factor in the crash.

Fish and Game agents responded to a number of less serious snowmobile crashes on Saturday. They also helped rescue an injured hiker.

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