3 snowmobilers deaths in the region over the weekend

Three snowmobilers died in accidents around the Adirondacks over the weekend.

Newyorkupstate.com reported deaths near Old Forge and Raquette Lake, as well as one in Lewis County.

On Friday night, Thomas Hetherington, 46 of Middlesex, lost control of his snowmobile on the Brown Tract Road near Raquette Lake and hit a tree, police said. Fellow riders attempted to resuscitate him, but Hetherington was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hamilton County coroner.

The same night, a 23-year-old New Jersey man named Jonathan Black died in a snowmobile crash in the town of Webb.

On Sunday, an 18-year-old Adams man was killed when his snowmobile hit a tree in Lewis County. Luke Tyrrell’s snowmobile went off the trail, through a ditch and hit a tree, police said.

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