Girl killed during safety class

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Oct 28, 2013 at 7:16 am

OSCEOLA, Wis. (AP) — A young girl who was participating in a snowmobile safety class was killed when her machine accelerated and crashed in western Wisconsin.

Police in Osceola say the 13-year-old girl was taking a class being taught by volunteers from the local snowmobile club on Saturday when her snowmobile suddenly accelerated and hit a loading dock. She was rushed to Osceola Medical Center, then airlifted to Regions Hospital in the Twin Cities and transferred to Gillette Children's Hospital.

The  girl died on Sunday. Police say the young teen was wearing a helmet. The cause of the acceleration is being investigated by police and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

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