COLUMBIA CITY – A man died after crashing his snowmobile in Whitley County in northeastern Indiana.
According to investigators, Justin Hinen, 21, Columbia City, ran into a wire fence around a livestock pasture. Hinen had intentionally taken his snowmobile off-road to travel across a field. Another snowmobile driver accompanying him saw the crash and called 911.
Hinen died from apparent blunt force trauma to the neck and was pronounced dead around 2 a.m. Wednesday.